19 of 24 portraits of Seamus Heaney
by Edward Lucie-Smith
bromide print, May 1970
8 1/4 in. x 6 1/4 in. (210 mm x 159 mm)
Acquired from (John) Edward McKenzie Lucie-Smith, before 1974
Sitterback to top
- Seamus Justin Heaney (1939-2013), Poet and Nobel Prize winner. Sitter in 24 portraits.
Artistback to top
- (John) Edward McKenzie Lucie-Smith (1933-), Art critic and writer. Artist or producer of 29 portraits, Sitter in 3 portraits.
Events of 1970back to top
Current affairsEdward 'Ted' Heath wins a surprise victory for the Conservative party at the general election, becoming Prime Minister. Opinion polls had predicted a comfortable Labour victory, but with a failing economy, the Tories snatched a narrow last minute majority.
Art and scienceGermaine Greer publishes The Female Eunuch, an influential feminist text arguing that women's sexuality and capacity for action are repressed by the family and their roles in society. Greer suggested that women should get to know their bodies and become empowered by their sexuality. The book was an international best seller.
InternationalFour aircraft are hijacked by Palestinian terrorists. The planes were landed in Cairo, Jordan and London and the hijackers demanded the release of Political Prisoners in exchange for the hostages. Several prisoners were returned and three of the planes were blown up after most of the hostages were release.
Four students are shot dead by national guardsmen during a protest against the Vietnam War in America.
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