Humfry Gilbert Garth Payne

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Humfry Gilbert Garth Payne, by (Margaret) Ithell Colquhoun, 1934 - NPG 5269 - © National Portrait Gallery, London

© National Portrait Gallery, London

Humfry Gilbert Garth Payne

by (Margaret) Ithell Colquhoun
pen and ink, pencil and watercolour on tracing paper, 1934
25 1/4 in. x 12 in. (641 mm x 305 mm)
Purchased, 1979
Primary Collection
NPG 5269


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The drawing is the cartoon for Colquhoun's painting of Payne. It was drawn in the artist's studio in Chiswick while Payne was on leave from Athens.

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  • NPG 6230: Humfry Gilbert Garth Payne (finished work)

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