© National Portrait Gallery, London
Sir Roy Strong
by Bernard Lee ('Bern') Schwartz Click on the links below to find out more
dye transfer print, 6 June 1978
9 7/8 in. x 7 3/4 in. (251 mm x 196 mm)
Given by Bernard Lee Schwartz Foundation, 2007
- Sir Roy Strong (1935-), Art historian and museum director; Director of the National Portrait Gallery. Sitter associated with 21 portraits.
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