1 portrait of John Cornforth
by John Stanton Ward
pencil and watercolour, 1993
12 3/4 in. x 18 5/8 in. (323 mm x 474 mm)
Given by executors of John Cornforth, 2004
Sitterback to top
- John Cornforth (1937-2004), Architectural historian and writer. Sitter in 1 portrait.
Artistback to top
- John Stanton Ward (1917-2007), Portrait painter, book illustrator and architectural draughtsman. Artist of 15 portraits, Sitter in 8 portraits.
This portraitback to top
This drawing shows John Cornforth at work in the writing room of his London home.
Placesback to top
- Place portrayed: United Kingdom: England, London (writing room, sitter's home, London)
Events of 1993back to top
Current affairsThe Conservative Party is attacked in the media for 'sleaze'. Two MP's resign over sex scandals, two over the 'cash-for-questions affair', and one dies in bizarre and embarrassing circumstances. Journalist Max Clifford was responsible for exposing many of the scandals.
Black teenager Stephen Lawrence is murdered in a racist attack by a gang of white youths.
Art and scienceRachel Whiteread wins the Turner Prize for her sculpture House; a concrete cast of the inside of a Victorian terraced house in East London. Controversy was caused by the work itself, by it winning the Turner Prize, and by the decision of Tower Hamlets council to demolish the sculpture.
British inventor James Dyson revolutionises the vacuum cleaner with his eponymous design.