by Sir Stanley Spencer
19 7/8 in. x 16 in. (506 mm x 405 mm)
Accepted in lieu of tax by H.M. Government and allocated to the Gallery, 2005
Sitterback to top
- Sir John Knewstub Maurice Rothenstein (1901-1992), Art historian and Director of the Tate Gallery; son of Sir William Rothenstein. Sitter in 43 portraits.
Artistback to top
- Sir Stanley Spencer (1891-1959), Painter. Artist of 5 portraits, Sitter associated with 34 portraits.
This portraitback to top
Rothenstein's interest in Spencer's work developed into friendship. Rothenstein wrote a monograph of the artist in 1979.
Linked displays and exhibitionsback to top
- Life lines: Recently acquired 20th Century drawings (31 October 2009 - 25 April 2010)
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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