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Peter Pears; Benjamin Britten

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Peter Pears; Benjamin Britten, by Kenneth Green, 1943 - NPG 5136 - © National Portrait Gallery, London

© National Portrait Gallery, London

Peter Pears; Benjamin Britten

by Kenneth Green
oil on canvas, 1943
28 1/8 in. x 38 1/8 in. (715 mm x 969 mm)
Given by Mrs Behrend, 1973
Primary Collection
NPG 5136


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The composer with his life-long companion, the tenor Pears. Peter Grimes (1945), first of Britten's ten operas, was written for Pears and the first production was designed by Kenneth Green.

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