The Verve

1 portrait of Richard Ashcroft

The Verve

by Chris Floyd
C-type colour print, 1998
18 7/8 in. x 15 in. (480 mm x 380 mm)
Purchased, 1999
Photographs Collection
NPG x87817

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Sittersback to top

  • Richard Ashcroft (1971-), Musician; singer and guitarist for The Verve. Sitter in 1 portrait.
  • Simon Jones (1972-), Musician; bass guitarist for The Verve. Sitter in 1 portrait.
  • Nick McCabe (1971-), Musician; guitarist for The Verve. Sitter in 1 portrait.
  • Peter Salisbury (1971-), Musician; drummer for The Verve. Sitter in 1 portrait.
  • Simon Tong, Musician, guitarist and keyboard player for 'The Verve'. Sitter in 1 portrait.

Artistback to top

  • Chris Floyd (1968-), Photographer. Artist of 14 portraits.

This portraitback to top

Led by Wigan-born Richard Ashcroft, The Verve moved out of underground credibility and into mainstream success with the best-selling Urban Hymns album (1997) and the Stones-sampling Bittersweet Symphony (1997). Verve had a Number One single with The Drugs Don't Work in September 1997. The group disbanded when singer songwriter Ashcroft launched his solo career with Alone with Everybody (2000). Chris Floyd's portrait was made in Richmond Park, overlooking London during a break from recording Urban Hymns at a studio in Chiswick.

Linked publicationsback to top

  • Hoare, Philip; Pepper, Terence, Icons of Pop, 1999 (accompanying the exhibition at the National Portrait Gallery from 4 June -19 September 1999), p. 105

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