Glenda Jackson

1 portrait

Glenda Jackson, by Glenys Barton, 1993 - NPG 6224 - © National Portrait Gallery, London

© National Portrait Gallery, London

Glenda Jackson

by Glenys Barton
ceramic sculpture, 1993
15 3/4 in. (400 mm) high
Commissioned, 1993
Primary Collection
NPG 6224


Click on the links below to find out more:

Sitterback to top

  • Glenda May Jackson (1936-), Actress and politician; MP for Hampstead & Kilburn. Sitter in 12 portraits.

Artistback to top

  • Glenys Barton (1944-), Sculptor. Artist of 3 portraits, Sitter in 1 portrait.

This portraitback to top

Glenys Barton, a sculptor in ceramic, has herself written of this piece: 'The double portrait depicts the actress and the politician. My most vivid memory of Glenda in the sixties was as Gudrun in Women in Love. As a romantic would-be young artist I identified with the character of Gudrun, a sculptor herself, in the film. From then on I was always interested in Glenda's career and, inclined towards the left politically myself, was even more impressed when she became a Labour MP.' The two heads of Jackson, the younger as Gudrun Brangwen in Women in Love, are an effective way of conveying the contrast between public and private and between the actress and the politician.

Linked publicationsback to top

Linked displays and exhibitionsback to top

Tell us moreback to top

Can you tell us more about this portrait? Spotted an error, something missing, or do you know anything that we don't know? If you have any information to share please complete the form below

What can you tell us?close

There are occasions when we are unsure of the identity of a sitter or artist, their life dates, occupation or have not recorded their family relationships. Sometimes we have not recorded the date of a portrait. Do you have specialist knowledge or a particular interest about any aspect of the portrait or sitter or artist that you can share with us? We would welcome any information that adds to and enhances our information and understanding about a particular portrait, sitter or artist.

Citationclose

How do you know this? Please could you let us know your source of information.

* Permission to publish (Privacy information)
Privacy Informationclose

The National Portrait Gallery will NOT use your information to contact you or store for any other purpose than to investigate or display your contribution. By ticking permission to publish you are indicating your agreement for your contribution to be shown on this collection item page. Please note your email address will not be displayed on the page nor will it be used for any marketing material or promotion of any kind.

Please ensure your comments are relevant and appropriate. Your contributions must be polite and with no intention of causing trouble. All contributions are moderated.

Your nameclose

If you tick permission to publish your name will appear above your contribution on our website.

Your Emailclose

Contributions are moderated. We'll need your email address so that we can follow up on the information provided and contact you to let you know when your contribution has been published.