Thomas Joseph Edmund Adès

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Thomas Joseph Edmund Adès, by Philip Oliver Hale, 2002 - NPG 6619 - © National Portrait Gallery, London

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Thomas Joseph Edmund Adès

by Philip Oliver Hale
oil on canvas, 2002
84 1/8 in. x 42 1/4 in. (2138 mm x 1073 mm)
Commissioned with help from the Jerwood Charitable Foundation through the Jerwood Portrait Commission, 2002
Primary Collection
NPG 6619

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The portrait is the result of a close collaboration between artist and sitter over a seven month period. The setting is an anonymous corner of Ades' London home.

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  • NPG D17001: Thomas Joseph Edmund Adès (finished work)

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2002 was an eventful year for the Royal Family, highlighted by the Queen's Golden Jubilee celebrations, but marred by the death of Princess Margaret, followed just three months later by the death of Queen Elizabeth, the Queen Mother at the age of 101 (making her the longest lived royal in British History).

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The relationship between two of the greatest modern masters is celebrated in Tate Modern's blockbuster exhibition Matisse Picasso. By exhibiting their works side-by-side, the show revealed the relationship between the two artists from 1906-54. The 'Party at the Palace' concert in celebration of the Queen's Jubilee brings together stars from the last 50 years of Pop: Paul McCartney, Tom Jones, Brian Wilson, Queen, Ozzy Osbourne and Elton John.


Terrorist bombing attacks on the Island of Bali in Indonesia leave 202 people dead, including 25 Britons. The three attacks took place in a bar, outside a nightclub and outside the United States consulate, and were aimed at foreign tourists, although many locals were also killed or injured. The Islamist group Jemaah Islamiyah were found guilty of perpetrating the attacks.

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