Entertainment - Eurovision Song Contest 1963 - BBC Television Centre, London
Singers from all over Europe assemble for the cameras beneath a giant scoreboard which will be used for the 1963 Eurovision Song Contest, held at the BBC Television Centre, London. Participants include (top l-r) Heidi Bruhl representing Germany, unknown, Monica Zetterlund (Sweden), Annie Palmen (Netherlands), Anita Thalloug (Norway), Alain Barriere (France), Laila Halme (Finland), Carmela Corren (Austria), Grethe and Jorgen Ingmann (Denmark), Ester Ofarini (Switzerland), Nana Mouskouri (Luxembourg) and Jacques Raymond (Belgium). (front sitting) Jose Guardiola for Spain and Emilio Pericoli for Italy.
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Two Children Singing, Sir Peter Lely (1618-1680)
Oil on canvas, English School, 17th century. Sir Peter Lely was a painter of Dutch origin who spent the majority of his career in England where he became the pre-eminent portrait painter to the court. Lely was born Pieter van der Faes to Dutch parents in Soest in Westphalia. He studied painting in Haarlem and became a master of the Guild of Saint Luke in Haarlem in 1637. He is reputed to have adopted the surname 'Lely' (also occasionally spelled Lilly) from a heraldic lily on the gable of the house where his father was born in The Hague. He arrived in London in around 1643. His early English paintings show influences from Anthony van Dyck and the Dutch baroque. Lely's portraits were well received, and he succeeded Anthony van Dyck (who had died in 1641) as the most fashionable portrait artist in England and portrait artist to Charles I. His talent ensured that his career was not interrupted by Charles's execution, and he served Oliver Cromwell. After the English Restoration in 1660, Lely was appointed as Charles II's Principal Painter in Ordinary in 1661, with a stipend of £200 per year. Lely became a naturalised English subject in 1662. Demand was high, and Lely and his large workshop were prolific. After Lely painted a sitter's head, his pupils would often complete the portrait in one of a series of numbered poses. As a result, Lely is the first English painter who has left 'an enormous mass of work'. Lely was knighted in 1679. He died soon afterwards at his easel in Covent Garden, while painting a portrait of the Duchess of Somerset. He was buried at St Paul's Church, Covent Garden.
Duke of Cornwall's arrival at the Royal Cornwall Museum to mark the bicentenary year of the Royal Institution of Cornwall, River Street, Truro, Cornwall. 22nd March 2018
A choir of students from local primary schools sing a special composition "This is Cornwall" upon the arrival of the Duke of Cornwall at the museum. One of a series of images documenting the visit of the Royal Institution of Cornwall's patron, His Royal Highness Prince of Wales, Duke of Cornwall, to the Royal Cornwall Museum and Courtney Library on 22nd March 2018. The visit by Prince Charles marked the bicentenary year of the Royal Institution of Cornwall. Photographer: Sophie Meyer / Nicki Foley.
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