Sir John Harold Plumb
by John Stanton Ward Click on the links below to find out more
pencil and watercolour, 1991
18 5/8 in. x 12 5/8 in. (473 mm x 321 mm)
Bequeathed by Sir John Harold Plumb, 2002
- John Stanton Ward (1917-2007), Portrait painter, book illustrator and architectural draughtsman. Artist of 15 portraits, Sitter in 7 portraits.
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