© National Portrait Gallery, London
Noel Gilroy Annan, Baron Annan
by Glynn Anthony Williams Click on the links below to find out more
Hopton Wood limestone bust, 1993
29 3/4 in. (755 mm) high
- Glynn Anthony Williams (1939-), Sculptor and Professor of Sculpture. Artist of 1 portrait, Sitter in 1 portrait.
Annan's prominent domed forehead and expression of alert intelligence in this large and powerful portrait bust are a monument to the Oxbridge dons who in the 1950s and 1960s made a significant contribution to public life.
- Saumarez Smith, Charles, The National Portrait Gallery: An Illustrated Guide, 2000, p. 230
- Saumarez Smith, Charles, The National Portrait Gallery, 1997, p. 230
- Saywell, David; Simon, Jacob, Complete Illustrated Catalogue, 2004, p. 13
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