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Richard Addinsell

1 of 4 portraits of Richard Addinsell

Richard Addinsell

by John Stanton Ward
pen and ink and watercolour on paper laid on board, 1960
13 x 17 7/8 in. (330 x 454 mm)
Purchased, 1997
Primary Collection
NPG 6391


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  • John Stanton Ward (1917-2007), Portrait painter, book illustrator and architectural draughtsman. Artist of 15 portraits, Sitter in 7 portraits.

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The drawing is one of a series that were commissioned by Joyce Grenfell after she met the artist in 1951. As well as making a number of portraits of Joyce Grenfell herself, John Ward drew various of her friends and acquaintances. Richard Addinsell wrote music for her lyrics and regularly accompanied her on the piano.