4 of 20 portraits of J.M. Barrie
by Sir Walter Thomas Monnington
12 3/4 in. x 9 in. (324 mm x 229 mm)
Given by Contemporary Portraits Fund, 1947
Sitterback to top
- Sir James Matthew ('J.M.') Barrie, Bt (1860-1937), Writer and author of 'Peter Pan'. Sitter in 20 portraits, Artist or producer associated with 37 portraits.
Artistback to top
- Sir Walter Thomas Monnington (1902-1976), Artist and President of the Royal Academy. Artist or producer of 2 portraits, Sitter in 8 portraits.
Linked publicationsback to top
- Saywell, David; Simon, Jacob, Complete Illustrated Catalogue, 2004, p. 36
Events of 1932back to top
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