Ishbel Myerscough; Chantal Joffe ('Two Girls')

1 portrait of Chantal Joffe

Ishbel Myerscough; Chantal Joffe ('Two Girls'), by Ishbel Myerscough, 1991 - NPG 6959 - © National Portrait Gallery, London

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Ishbel Myerscough; Chantal Joffe ('Two Girls')

by Ishbel Myerscough
oil on canvas, 1991
23 in. x 39 in. (584 mm x 990 mm)
Bequeathed by Stanley James Ellwood and Shirley Anne Ellwood, 2013
Primary Collection
NPG 6959

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Myerscough and Chantal Joffe studied together at the Glasgow School of Art, and this portrait was included in Myerscough's 1991 degree show. One of several paintings she has made of herself and Joffe, this work continues the historical tradition of depictions of friendship via a double portrait. Myerscough works entirely from life and has created portraits of Sir Willard Wentworth White and Helen Mirren for the Gallery's Collection after winning First Prize in the 1995 BP Portrait Award.

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