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Lucian Freud

10 of 36 portraits on display in Room 32 at the National Portrait Gallery

Lucian Freud, by Lucian Freud, 1963 - NPG 5205 - © The Lucian Freud Archive / Bridgeman Art Library

© The Lucian Freud Archive / Bridgeman Art Library

Lucian Freud

by Lucian Freud
oil on canvas, 1963
12 in. x 9 7/8 in. (305 mm x 251 mm)
Purchased, 1978
Primary Collection
NPG 5205


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Sitterback to top

  • Lucian Freud (1922-2011), Artist. Sitter in 41 portraits, Artist of 4 portraits.

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  • Lucian Freud (1922-2011), Artist. Artist of 4 portraits, Sitter in 41 portraits.

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By the time this portrait was painted, the Surrealist tendencies and meticulous attention to detail of Freud's early work in the 1940s had been superseded by a more expressive use of paint. His powerful portraits and nudes have kept him at the forefront of British figurative art for more than half a century. The portrait is entitled Man's Head (Self-portrait III).

Linked publicationsback to top

  • Gibson, Robin, Treasures from the National Portrait Gallery, 1996, p. 119
  • Howgate, Sarah (introduction) Auping, Michael (appreciation) Richardson, John (appreciation), Lucian Freud: Portraits, 2012 (accompanying the exhibition at the National Portrait Gallery from 9 February to 28 May 2012), p. 97
  • Saywell, David; Simon, Jacob, Complete Illustrated Catalogue, 2004, p. 231

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