Alan Rawsthorne

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

© National Portrait Gallery, London

Alan Rawsthorne

by Isabel Rawsthorne (nee 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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  • Isabel Rawsthorne (nee Nicholas) (1912-1992), Designer, painter and model; former wife of Sefton Delmer, and later wife of Constant Lambert. Artist of 1 portrait.

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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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