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Paul McCartney ('Mike's Brother')

11 of 36 portraits on display in Room 32 at the National Portrait Gallery

Paul McCartney ('Mike's Brother'), by Sam Walsh, 1964 - NPG 6172 - © estate of Sam Walsh

© estate of Sam Walsh

Paul McCartney ('Mike's Brother')

by Sam Walsh
oil on masonite, 1964
64 in. x 61 in. (1625 mm x 1550 mm)
Purchased, 1992
Primary Collection
NPG 6172


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  • Sam Walsh (1934-1989). Artist of 1 portrait.

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Song-writer and singer; member of the Beatles and subsequently leader of his own group, Wings; among his many well-known songs are She Loves You, I Want to Hold Your Hand and Mull of Kintyre. The portrait is ironically entitled 'Mike's Brother' as the artist was a friend of Mike McCartney, Paul's brother.

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  • Gibson, Robin; Clerk, Honor, 20th Century Portraits in the National Portrait Gallery Collection, 1993, p. 33
  • Saywell, David; Simon, Jacob, Complete Illustrated Catalogue, 2004, p. 398

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