Sir Edwin Lutyens

1 portrait

Sir Edwin Lutyens, by Robert Lutyens, 1959 - NPG 4481 - © National Portrait Gallery, London

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Sir Edwin Lutyens

by Robert Lutyens
oil on canvas, 1959
10 in. x 9 in. (254 mm x 229 mm)
Given by Robert Lutyens, 1966
Primary Collection
NPG 4481

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  • Sir Edwin Lutyens (1869-1944), Architect and President of the Royal Academy. Sitter associated with 28 portraits.

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  • Robert Lutyens (1901-1972). Artist of 11 portraits, Sitter in 1 portrait.

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The posthumous portrait by his son, depicting Lutyens in the mid 1930s, was painted because the artist felt every other portrait made his father look 'over-serious'. 'He was in fact,' the artist told the National Portrait Gallery, 'the least solemn man that ever lived, and banished boredom more effectively than anyone I ever knew'.

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