© National Portrait Gallery, London
Nigel Lawson, Baron Lawson of Blaby ('Fighting Inflation')
by Gerald Scarfe Click on the links below to find out more
pen and Indian ink, 1986
23 3/8 in. x 33 in. (594 mm x 838 mm)
- Gerald Scarfe (1936-), Cartoonist. Artist of 13 portraits, Sitter in 9 portraits.
Published in The Sunday Times on 18 October 1986.
- Gibson, Robin; Clerk, Honor, 20th Century Portraits in the National Portrait Gallery Collection, 1993, p. 28
- Saywell, David; Simon, Jacob, Complete Illustrated Catalogue, 2004, p. 369
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