by Maggi Hambling
oil on canvas, 1998
66 5/8 in. x 53 7/8 in. (1692 mm x 1369 mm)
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Sitterback to top
- (Alan) George Heywood Melly (1926-2007), Jazz singer, critic, writer and lecturer. Sitter in 8 portraits.
This portraitback to top
The painting shows George Melly in two of his other 'incarnations': (left) dressed as his heroine, the jazz singer Bessie Smith and (right) as honorary fellow of John Moores University, Liverpool.
Linked publicationsback to top
- Saywell, David; Simon, Jacob, Complete Illustrated Catalogue, 2004, p. 426
Linked displays and exhibitionsback to top
- George Always: Portraits of George Melly by Maggi Hambling (27 June 2009 - 10 January 2010)
Exhibitions and displays
- Snowdon: A Life in View
Until 21 June