Sir Emmanuel Kaye

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Sir Emmanuel Kaye, by Paul Brason, 1991 - NPG 6158 - © National Portrait Gallery, London

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Sir Emmanuel Kaye

by Paul Brason
oil on canvas, 1991
42 in. x 36 in. (1068 mm x 914 mm)
Commissioned, 1992
Primary Collection
NPG 6158


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  • Paul Brason (1952-), Portrait painter. Artist of 3 portraits.

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It was Kaye's suggestion that he be painted by Paul Brason because of his admiration for the artist's double portrait of Sir Roy Strong. In this portrait he is depicted as if looking out into his garden towards his beloved golden Labrador 'Barley'. 'Barley' had been acquired from a shop in Kaye's local town of Odiham and was pronounced by a leading dog behaviour specialist to be 'a dream dog'. The bird in the cage is not real but an antique mechanical one from his collection. Commissioned by the Trustees.

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