Alan Rawsthorne

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Alan Rawsthorne, by Isabel Rawsthorne (née Nicholas), 1966 - NPG 6175 - © National Portrait Gallery, London

© National Portrait Gallery, London

Alan Rawsthorne

by Isabel Rawsthorne (née Nicholas)
oil on canvas, 1966
26 in. x 32 in. (658 mm x 813 mm)
Purchased, 1992
Primary Collection
NPG 6175

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A composer principally of instrumental scores for orchestra and solo instruments, in 1954 Alan Rawsthorne married Isabel Lambert, widow of the composer Constant Lambert. Well known as the model for major paintings by Francis Bacon, she was herself a painter and stage designer of some distinction.

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