© National Portrait Gallery, London
by John Goto Click on the links below to find out more
MicroPiezo print, 1999-2000
38 3/8 in. x 91 3/4 in. (975 mm x 2330 mm) sight
- John Goto (1949-), Photographer. Artist of 4 portraits, Sitter in 2 portraits.
- (William) Eric Anderson (1936-), Chairman of the Heritage Lottery Fund. Sitter in 1 portrait.
- Drue Heinz, Philanthropist and writer. Sitter in 3 portraits.
- Sir (Philip) Christopher Ondaatje (1933-), Financier, writer, philanthropist and patron of the arts. Sitter in 3 portraits.
- Nathaniel Charles Jacob Rothschild, 4th Baron Rothschild (1936-), Financier and patron of the arts. Sitter in 6 portraits.
- Vanni Emanuele Treves (1940-), Lawyer. Sitter in 1 portrait.
- Garfield Howard ('Garry') Weston (1927-2002), Businessman. Sitter in 1 portrait.
- Leonard Gordon Wolfson, Lord Wolfson (1927-2010), Businessman and patron of the arts. Sitter in 2 portraits.
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