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Conservative Party Conference, Brighton 1982

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Conservative Party Conference, Brighton 1982, by Paul Brason, 1982-1985 - NPG 5843 - © National Portrait Gallery, London

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Conservative Party Conference, Brighton 1982

by Paul Brason
oil on canvas, 1982-1985
72 in. x 94 in. (1829 mm x 2388 mm)
Given by Stanton D. Loring, 1985
Primary Collection
NPG 5843


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

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This portrait depicts Margaret Thatcher giving a speech at the Conservative Party Conference in Brighton in 1982. The sitters are, from left to right: Sir Geoffrey Howe, Cecil Parkinson, his wife Ann Mary, Margaret Thatcher, her husband Denis and Francis Pym. The portrait was commissioned by the American collector Stanton D. Loring, an admirer of Winston Churchill, who desired a painting which would emphasize the Prime Minister's qualities of leadership. She stands under the words 'The Resolute Approach'. Given by Stanton D. Loring, 1985.

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