George Melly

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George Melly, by Maggi Hambling, 1998 - NPG 6439 - © National Portrait Gallery, London

© National Portrait Gallery, London

George Melly

by Maggi Hambling
oil on canvas, 1998
66 5/8 in. x 53 7/8 in. (1692 mm x 1369 mm)
Commissioned, 1998
Primary Collection
NPG 6439


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  • Maggi Hambling (1945-), Painter. Artist of 8 portraits, Sitter in 13 portraits.

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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.

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