by Tom Phillips
54 1/2 in. x 40 in. (1384 mm x 1016 mm)
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Sitterback to top
- Dame (Jean) Iris Murdoch (1919-1999), Novelist and philosopher. Sitter in 35 portraits.
This portraitback to top
The drawing is one of four large-scale studies of the sitter made by the artist in connection with the portrait commissioned by the National Portrait Gallery. Each of the drawings relates to one of the elements; this one relates to 'Fire'.
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- Saywell, David; Simon, Jacob, Complete Illustrated Catalogue, 2004, p. 449