2 of 3 portraits of Enid Boulting
by Norman Parkinson
colour print, 1950
19 1/2 in. x 14 in. (495 mm x 357 mm) image size
Given by Norman Parkinson, 1981 in conjunction with the NPG exhibition 'Norman Parkinson: 50 Years of Portraits and Fashion'
Sitterback to top
- Enid Boulting (1928-), Fashion model; former wife of Roy Boulting, and later wife of 9th Earl of Hardwicke. Sitter in 3 portraits.
Artistback to top
- Norman Parkinson (1913-1990), Photographer. Artist of 244 portraits, Sitter in 13 portraits.
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Events of 1950back to top
Current affairsPrincess Anne is born at Clarence house, the only daughter of Princess Elizabeth and Prince Philip.
Art and scienceC.S. Lewis publishes The Lion, the Witch, and the Wardrobe, the first book in the Chronicles of Narnia series. Lewis was an Oxford Don, specialising in Medieval Literature and its use of allegory. The Lion, the Witch, and the Wardrobe is often seen as an allegory of the Christian struggle between good and evil.
InternationalFollowing the Soviet and American withdrawal from the occupation of North and South Korea respectively, the Korean War breaks out as each side seeks to unify Korea under its own political system. While the U.S.A., U.K and other UN nations came to the defence of South Korea, North Korea had support from the Soviet Union and China. The war continued until 1953.
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