Mike Joyce; Andy Rourke; Morrissey; Johnny Marr
by Eric Watson Click on the links below to find out more
print, 24 January 1984
8 3/8in. x 7 7/8in. (213 mm x 200 mm)
Given by Eric Watson, 1998
- Mike Joyce (1963-), Musician; drummer for The Smiths. Sitter in 5 portraits.
- Johnny Marr (1963-), Musician; member of The Smiths. Sitter in 5 portraits.
- Morrissey (Steven Patrick Morrissey) (1959-), Musician and singer and songwriter for 'The Smiths'. Sitter in 9 portraits.
- Andy Rourke (1963-), Musician; member of The Smiths. Sitter in 5 portraits.
- Eric Watson (1955-2012), Photographer, director and teacher. Artist of 35 portraits.
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