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Sir Anthony Dowell

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Sir Anthony Dowell, by Philip Harris, 1995 - NPG 6331 - © National Portrait Gallery, London

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Sir Anthony Dowell

by Philip Harris
oil on canvas, 1995
37 3/4 in. x 16 in. (959 mm x 406 mm)
Commissioned as part of the First Prize, BP Portrait Award, 1993, 1995
Primary Collection
NPG 6331


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The sitter, so often directed by choreographers, was posed in this contrived attitude to give the sense of dance. The portrait was based on a series of photographs taken in the sitter's garden in strong sunlight.

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