© National Portrait Gallery, London
by Justin Mortimer Click on the links below to find out more
oil on canvas, 1992
35 7/8 in. x 35 7/8 in. (910 mm x 910 mm)
Commissioned as part of the First Prize, BP Portrait Award, 1991, 1992
- Harold Pinter (1930-2008), Playwright, actor and director. Sitter in 19 portraits.
Justin Mortimer's portrait is a modern version of the 'man-of-letters' portrait type and shows Pinter's head before a massive pile of books and scripts and a vivid red background.
- Nairne, Sandy (introduction), 500 Portraits: BP Portrait Award, 2011, p. 15
- Saywell, David; Simon, Jacob, Complete Illustrated Catalogue, 2004, p. 495
- Various contributors, National Portrait Gallery: A Portrait of Britain, 2014, p. 248
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