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Sir Edwin Lutyens
by Robert Lutyens Click on the links below to find out more
oil on canvas, 1959
10 in. x 9 in. (254 mm x 229 mm)
Given by Robert Lutyens, 1966
- Sir Edwin Lutyens (1869-1944), Architect and President of the Royal Academy. Sitter associated with 28 portraits.
- Robert Lutyens (1901-1972). Artist of 11 portraits, Sitter in 1 portrait.
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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