Derek Jarman ('Seer')
by Michael Clark Click on the links below to find out more
oil on card, 1993
17 3/4 in. x 13 1/8 in. (451 mm x 333 mm)
This portrait, entitled 'Seer', was the last sanctioned by Jarman and includes a quotation from Lorca in mirror-writing. In translation this reads: 'Enjoy the luscious landscape of my wound ... but hurry! ... Time meets us, and we are destroyed.'
- Saumarez Smith, Charles, The National Portrait Gallery: An Illustrated Guide, 2000, p. 232
- Saumarez Smith, Charles, The National Portrait Gallery, 1997, p. 233
- Saywell, David; Simon, Jacob, Complete Illustrated Catalogue, 2004, p. 334
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