Sir Osbert Sitwell
Sir Osbert Sitwell
by Sir (Sacheverell) Reresby Sitwell, 7th Bt
cibachrome print from original transparency, 6 September 1964
10 in. x 10 1/8 in. (255 mm x 256 mm)
Given by Sir (Sacheverell) Reresby Sitwell, 7th Bt, 1995
Sitterback to top
- Sir (Francis) Osbert Sacheverell Sitwell, 5th Bt (1892-1969), Writer. Sitter in 61 portraits.
Artistback to top
- Sir (Sacheverell) Reresby Sitwell, 7th Bt (1927-2009), Businessman. Artist or producer of 1 portrait, Sitter in 5 portraits.
Placesback to top
- Place made and portrayed: United Kingdom: England, Derbyshire (sitter's study, Renishaw Hall, Derbyshire)
Events of 1964back to top
Current affairsHarold Wilson narrowly wins the general election for the Labour Party, the first of his four election victories.
Peter Allen and Gwynne Evans become the last people to be executed in the United Kingdom before capital punishment was abolished in 1965.
The Sun newspaper replaces the Daily Herald.
Art and scienceTop of the Pops begins its reign as the longest running television music show. The first broadcast was presented by Jimmy Savile and included the Rolling Stones, Dusty Springfield, The Hollies and The Beatles, who were the show's first number 1 with I Want to Hold Your Hand.
InternationalThe Civil Rights Act is passed in the USA, outlawing discrimination based on race, colour, religion, sex or national origin. The Act abolished the 'Jim Crow Laws' in the Southern States, making forced segregation illegal.
After spending two years in prison Nelson Mandela is sentenced to Life in Prison for the crimes of sabotage and crimes equivalent to treason against the Republic of South Africa.
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