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Sir David Attenborough; Richard Samuel Attenborough, Baron Attenborough

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Sir David Attenborough; Richard Samuel Attenborough, Baron Attenborough, by Ivy Smith, 1989 - NPG 6073 - © National Portrait Gallery, London

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Sir David Attenborough; Richard Samuel Attenborough, Baron Attenborough

by Ivy Smith
oil on canvas, 1989
59 7/8 in. x 49 in. (1522 mm x 1245 mm)
Commissioned as part of the First Prize, John Player Portrait Award, 1986, 1989
Primary Collection
NPG 6073

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Both men are keen art collectors. The African sculpture, which belongs to David Attenborough, is a 'Merekun', an ancestral lineage puppet (symbolising the family, to which the tribal priest can add smaller figures) made by the Bambrar people of Mali. The painting is by Victor Pasmore and belongs to his brother. Commissioned by the Trustees as part of the First Prize, John Player Portrait Award, 1981.

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  • NPG 6101: Richard Samuel Attenborough, Baron Attenborough (study)
  • NPG 6100: Sir David Attenborough (study)

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  • Fame! (8 April 2006 - 6 August 2006)

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