4 of 12 portraits of Sir Laurens Jans van der Post
by Lord Snowdon
cibachrome print, January 1982
15 1/2 in. x 15 1/2 in. (393 mm x 394 mm)
Given by The Sunday Times Magazine (James Danziger), 1983
Artistback to top
- Antony Charles Robert Armstrong Jones, 1st Earl of Snowdon (1930-2017), Photographer, film-maker and designer; former husband of Princess Margaret. Artist of 285 portraits, Sitter in 22 portraits.
Sittersback to top
- Dame Beryl Bainbridge (1932-2010), Novelist and actress. Sitter in 6 portraits. Identify
- Sir John Betjeman (1906-1984), Poet Laureate, writer and broadcaster. Sitter in 41 portraits. Identify
- Sir Malcolm Stanley Bradbury (1932-2000), Novelist and critic. Sitter in 4 portraits. Identify
- Anthony Burgess (John Burgess Wilson) (1917-1993), Novelist and critic; composer. Sitter in 6 portraits. Identify
- Leon Garfield (1921-1996), Writer. Sitter in 1 portrait. Identify
- Laurence Edward Alan ('Laurie') Lee (1914-1997), Poet and prose writer. Sitter in 15 portraits. Identify
- Rosamond Nina Lehmann (1901-1990), Novelist. Sitter in 24 portraits. Identify
- Sir Victor Sawdon ('V.S.') Pritchett (1900-1997), Writer and critic. Sitter in 21 portraits. Identify
- Rosemary Sutcliff (1920-1992), Writer. Sitter in 3 portraits. Identify
- Sir Laurens Jans van der Post (1906-1996), Writer, farmer, explorer and conservationist. Sitter in 12 portraits. Identify
Subjects & Themesback to top
Events of 1982back to top
Current affairsUnemployment hits 3.6 million in the UK, with one in eight people out of work. The crisis came about as a result of industrial modernisation and restructuring. As a result those out of work were referred to as 'Maggie's millions'.
Charles and Diana have their first child, Prince William, who becomes the second in line for the throne.
Art and scienceRichard Attenborough releases his biopic Gandhi, starring Ben Kingsley as the lead. The film was an Anglo-Indian production, featuring a record-breaking 300,000 extras.
The Barbican Arts Centre is opened featuring a concert hall, theatres, cinema screens and an art gallery. In 2003 it was voted London's ugliest building in a BBC poll.
The Thames Barrier opens to protect London from floods due to rising sea levels.
InternationalArgentina occupies the Falkland Islands beginning the Falklands War. Britain retaliated, and after three months of fighting at sea and on land won back the islands. Following the British victory opposition grew in Argentina towards the military government, while in Britain a wave of patriotism helped Margaret Thatcher to win the general election the following year.
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Links to audio and transcripts of interviews with artists, sitters and historic recordings.
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- Anthony Buckley
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