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Kenneth Clark, Baron Clark

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Kenneth Clark, Baron Clark, by Graham Vivian Sutherland, 1963-1964 - NPG 5243 - © National Portrait Gallery, London

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Kenneth Clark, Baron Clark

by Graham Vivian Sutherland
oil on canvas, 1963-1964
21 1/2 in. x 18 in. (546 mm x 457 mm)
Purchased, 1979
Primary Collection
NPG 5243


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At the time this portrait was painted, in the early 1960s, Clark was a Trustee of the British Museum, on the Advisory Council of the Victoria and Albert Museum and had recently been Slade Professor at Oxford. Sittings took place in the garden of Sutherland's house at Trottiscliffe in Kent between February 1962 and December 1964. The artist has portrayed his old friend Clark in profile, echoing the 15th century Italian tradition.

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  • NPG 5244: Kenneth Clark, Baron Clark (study)

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  • Saumarez Smith, Charles, The National Portrait Gallery: An Illustrated Guide, 2000, p. 210
  • Saumarez Smith, Charles, The National Portrait Gallery, 1997, p. 210
  • Saywell, David; Simon, Jacob, Complete Illustrated Catalogue, 2004, p. 126
  • Simon, Jacob, The Art of the Picture Frame: Artists, Patrons and the Framing of Portraits in Britain, 1997 (accompanying the exhibition at the National Portrait Gallery from 8 November 1996 - 9 February 1997), p. 37

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