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Enid Boulting with her children Fitzroy, Edmund and Rupert

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Enid Boulting with her children Fitzroy, Edmund and Rupert, by Norman Parkinson, 1955 - NPG x30119 - © Norman Parkinson Archive

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Enid Boulting with her children Fitzroy, Edmund and Rupert

by Norman Parkinson
bromide print on card mount, 1955
14 3/8 in. x 11 1/2 in. (366 mm x 293 mm)
Given by Norman Parkinson, 1981 in conjunction with the NPG exhibition 'Norman Parkinson: 50 Years of Portraits and Fashion'
Photographs Collection
NPG x30119

Sittersback to top

  • Edmund Boulting (1952-), Obstetrician; son of Roy and Enid Boulting. Sitter in 1 portrait.
  • Enid Boulting (1928-), Fashion model; former wife of Roy Boulting, and later wife of 9th Earl of Hardwicke. Sitter in 3 portraits.
  • Fitzroy L. Boulting (1951-), Film editor and director; son of Roy and Enid Boulting. Sitter in 1 portrait.
  • Rupert Boulting (1952-), Furniture restorer; son of Roy and Enid Boulting. Sitter in 1 portrait.

Artistback to top

  • Norman Parkinson (1913-1990), Photographer. Artist of 242 portraits, Sitter in 13 portraits.

Events of 1955back to top

Current affairs

Robert Anthony Eden becomes prime minister. In May 1955 Winston Churchill resigned due to ill health. His successor proved to be a similarly popular leader, winning an increased majority at the general election that year. Eden's popularity was due to a combination of his long wartime service, good looks and charm.

Art and science

Mary Quant introduces the 'Chelsea Look' with her Bazaar boutique. In the 1960s Quant was a major contributor to 'swinging London' introducing some of the seminal items of 1960s fashion: the miniskirt, hot pants, paint-box make-up and plastic raincoats.


West Germany joins NATO, prompting the East European Communist counties to respond by forming the Warsaw Pact. The signatories of the Warsaw Pact pledged to defend each other if any member was attacked. This development was a major event in the Cold War as it firmly established the East and West as opposing military powers.

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Christina Perera

21 November 2016, 07:28

Fitzroy L Boulting born 1951, Paddington according to GRO records


02 August 2015, 07:04

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02 August 2015, 07:01

Rupert and Edmund are twins, born in 1952. Edmund is an obstetrician. Their father was a twin himself. The other son Fitzroy, presumably on the far left, must have been born around 1951, based on their mother, Enid, having married Roy Boulting that year and because there is little age difference apparent from his twin brothers here.

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