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Sir William Turner Walton
by Michael Ayrton Click on the links below to find out more
oil on canvas, 1948
24 1/8 in. x 36 in. (613 mm x 915 mm)
- Michael Ayrton (1921-1975), Artist. Artist of 10 portraits, Sitter in 8 portraits.
The setting of the portrait is Capri, where Ayrton accompanied Walton when the composer was recuperating from jaundice. The following year Walton settled permanently on the neighbouring island of Ischia.
- Audio Guide
- Gibson, Robin; Clerk, Honor, 20th Century Portraits in the National Portrait Gallery Collection, 1993, p. 25
- Ribeiro, Aileen, The Gallery of Fashion, 2000, p. 224
- Saywell, David; Simon, Jacob, Complete Illustrated Catalogue, 2004, p. 641
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