1 of 8 portraits of A.S. Byatt
by Patrick Heron
19 3/4 in. x 13 3/4 in. (501 mm x 350 mm)
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Sitterback to top
- Dame Antonia Susan ('A.S.') Byatt (1936-), Novelist, critic and editor. Sitter in 8 portraits.
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- Patrick Heron (1920-1999), Painter and art critic. Artist of 5 portraits, Sitter in 12 portraits.
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Painted in his St. Ives studio, Heron's distinction as a leading abstract artist was relevant to the sitter's wishes: 'What I wanted was the presence of the idea of me'. Byatt described the portrait as 'a picture of what I really feel like when I am working at full speed. It is a portrait of somebody who might conceivably write a book.'
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- Saywell, David; Simon, Jacob, Complete Illustrated Catalogue, 2004, p. 95