John Major; Norma Major

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John Major; Norma Major, by John Wonnacott, 1997 - NPG 6402 - © National Portrait Gallery, London

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John Major; Norma Major

by John Wonnacott
oil on board, 1997
85 3/4 in. x 60 in. (2180 mm x 1527 mm)
Commissioned, 1997
Primary Collection
NPG 6402


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The portrait is set in the White Room at 10 Downing Street, but was largely painted in a temporary studio at the National Portrait Gallery. John Major's wife, Norma, is seated in the background. In addition to paintings by British artists - Raeburn, Sickert and Constable - the portrait includes pieces of contemporary silver from the Silver Trust Collection, owned and lent to Number 10 Downing Street by the Trustees of the Silver Trust.

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