Sir Roy Yorke Calne; John Bellany

1 portrait on display in Room 38 at the National Portrait Gallery

Sir Roy Yorke Calne; John Bellany, by John Bellany, 1992 - NPG 6193 - © National Portrait Gallery, London

© National Portrait Gallery, London

Sir Roy Yorke Calne; John Bellany

by John Bellany
watercolour, diptych, 1992
30 in. x 44 1/2 in. (768 mm x 1132 mm)
Commissioned, 1992
Primary Collection
NPG 6193

Click on the links below to find out more:

Sittersback to top

Artistback to top

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

This portraitback to top

Calne is seen in the left of this diptych performing a life-saving liver transplant on the artist at Addenbrooke's Hospital, Cambridge in 1988. On the right of the diptych is a self-portrait of the artist.

Linked publicationsback to top

Linked displays and exhibitionsback to top

Tell us moreback to top

Can you tell us more about this portrait? Spotted an error, something missing, or do you know anything that we don't know? If you have any information to share please complete the form below

What can you tell us?close

There are occasions when we are unsure of the identity of a sitter or artist, their life dates, occupation or have not recorded their family relationships. Sometimes we have not recorded the date of a portrait. Do you have specialist knowledge or a particular interest about any aspect of the portrait or sitter or artist that you can share with us? We would welcome any information that adds to and enhances our information and understanding about a particular portrait, sitter or artist.


How do you know this? Please could you let us know your source of information.

* Permission to publish (Privacy information)
Privacy Informationclose

The National Portrait Gallery will NOT use your information to contact you or store for any other purpose than to investigate or display your contribution. By ticking permission to publish you are indicating your agreement for your contribution to be shown on this collection item page. Please note your email address will not be displayed on the page nor will it be used for any marketing material or promotion of any kind.

Please ensure your comments are relevant and appropriate. Your contributions must be polite and with no intention of causing trouble. All contributions are moderated.

Your nameclose

If you tick permission to publish your name will appear above your contribution on our website.

Your Emailclose

Contributions are moderated. We'll need your email address so that we can follow up on the information provided and contact you to let you know when your contribution has been published.