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Conversation piece (G.K. Chesterton; Maurice Baring; Hilaire Belloc)

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Conversation piece (G.K. Chesterton; Maurice Baring; Hilaire Belloc), by Sir (Herbert) James Gunn, 1932 - NPG 3654 - © National Portrait Gallery, London

© National Portrait Gallery, London

Conversation piece (G.K. Chesterton; Maurice Baring; Hilaire Belloc)

by Sir (Herbert) James Gunn
oil on canvas, 1932
59 1/2 in. x 43 1/2 in. (1511 mm x 1105 mm)
Given by Mrs George Balfour, 1960
Primary Collection
NPG 3654


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The idea for the portrait came to Gunn at a dinner to celebrate Belloc's 60th birthday ; the completed work was shown at the Royal Academy in 1932.

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