by Patrick Heron
oil on canvas, 1951
20 in. x 16 in. (508 mm x 406 mm)
Purchased with help from The Art Fund, 2000
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- Patrick Heron (1920-1999), Painter and art critic. Sitter in 11 portraits, Artist of 5 portraits.
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- Patrick Heron (1920-1999), Painter and art critic. Artist of 5 portraits, Sitter in 11 portraits.
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During the 1960s, the Gallery acquired two portraits by Patrick Heron: those of T. S. Eliot (1949) and Herbert Read (1950). The self-portrait, painted just a year later, is in the same idiom. In 1997 a further portrait was commissioned from Heron, of the writer A. S. Byatt.
Exhibitions and displays
- Patrick Heron: Studies for a portrait of T.S. Eliot
Until 22 September
See this portrait
On display in Room 31 at the National Portrait Gallery