John Francis Alexander Heath-Stubbs

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John Francis Alexander Heath-Stubbs, by Peter Edwards, 1988-1989 - NPG 6092 - © National Portrait Gallery, London

© National Portrait Gallery, London

John Francis Alexander Heath-Stubbs

by Peter Edwards
oil on canvas, 1988-1989
87 3/4 in. x 66 in. (2229 mm x 1676 mm)
Purchased, 1990
Primary Collection
NPG 6092


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  • Peter Edwards (1955-), Painter. Artist of 6 portraits, Sitter in 2 portraits.

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Educated at Oxford, Heath-Stubbs's first poems appeared in Eight Oxford Poets (1941). Much of his poetry is inspired by classical sources, and his principal works include Wounded Thammuz (1942), the epic Artorius (1972), Naming the Beasts (1982) and a study of Victorian romantic poetry The Darkling Plain (1950). He was awarded the Queen's Gold Medal for Poetry in 1973. Edwards painted the poet, who is blind, in his London home.

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