Philip Larkin

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Philip Larkin, by Humphrey Ocean (Humphrey Anthony Erdeswick Butler-Bowdon), 1984 - NPG 5746 - © National Portrait Gallery, London

© National Portrait Gallery, London

Philip Larkin

by Humphrey Ocean (Humphrey Anthony Erdeswick Butler-Bowdon)
acrylic on canvas, 1984
20 5/8 in. x 17 5/8 in. (523 mm x 448 mm)
Commissioned, 1984
Primary Collection
NPG 5746


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Painted in the attic of Larkin's house in Newland Park, Hull. The poet liked living high up among trees and roofs, and many of his poems reflect this.

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