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Ian Botham

1 of 3 portraits of Ian Botham

Ian Botham, by John Bellany, 1985 - NPG 5835 - © National Portrait Gallery, London

© National Portrait Gallery, London

Ian Botham

by John Bellany
oil on canvas, 1985
68 in. x 60 in. (1727 mm x 1524 mm)
Commissioned, 1985
Primary Collection
NPG 5835


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Artistback to top

  • John Bellany (1942-2013), Painter. Artist of 4 portraits, Sitter in 9 portraits.

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The portrait by the then little-known Scottish painter caused considerable controversy and was voted 'rubbish' by the sitter's tabloid fans.

Related worksback to top

  • NPG x88922: Honor Elizabeth Clerk (includes the portrait)

Linked publicationsback to top

  • Gibson, Robin; Clerk, Honor, 20th Century Portraits in the National Portrait Gallery Collection, 1993, p. 36
  • Saywell, David; Simon, Jacob, Complete Illustrated Catalogue, 2004, p. 68

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