© National Portrait Gallery, London
Thomas Joseph Edmund Adès
by Philip Oliver Hale Click on the links below to find out more
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
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.
- NPG D17001: Thomas Joseph Edmund Adès (finished work)
- Howgate, Sarah; Nairne, Sandy, A Guide to Contemporary Portraits, 2009, p. 27
- Nairne, Sandy (introduction), 500 Portraits: BP Portrait Award, 2011, p. 318
- Nairne, Sandy; Howgate, Sarah, The Portrait Now, 2006, p. 32
- Various contributors, National Portrait Gallery: A Portrait of Britain, 2014, p. 261
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