Sir Emmanuel Kaye
Sir Emmanuel Kaye
by Paul Brason
oil on canvas, 1991
42 in. x 36 in. (1068 mm x 914 mm)
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This portrait was commissioned by the Trustees of the Gallery and depicts Kaye as as if looking out into his garden towards his beloved golden Labrador 'Barley'. The bird in the cage is not real but an antique mechanical sculpture from his collection.
Linked publicationsback to top
- Gibson, Robin, The Face in the Corner: Animal Portraits from the Collections of the National Portrait Gallery, 1998, p. 94
- Robin Gibson, Pets in Portraits, 2015, p. 139
- Saywell, David; Simon, Jacob, Complete Illustrated Catalogue, 2004, p. 345
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Events of 1991back to top
Current affairsPublishing tycoon Robert Maxwell dies after falling from his yacht in the Canary Islands. Although the verdict was 'accidental death', suspicions of suicide or murder were raised because of his alleged connections to Mossad, the Israeli intelligence service, and the revelation that he had used hundreds of millions of pounds from his companies' pension funds to finance his corporate debt and lavish lifestyle.
Art and scienceFreddie Mercury, lead singer of the rock group Queen, dies of Aids.
Marc Quinn brings a new meaning to the term 'Self-Portrait' with his work Self, a cast of the artists' head made out of his own blood.
InternationalMembers of the USSR sign the Alma-Ata Protocol, disbanding the Union in favour of a Commonwealth of Independent States, thereby granting independence to the various republics.
The Revolutionary United Front begins a civil war against the government of Sierra Leone in West Africa. Tens of thousands die in eleven years of violence.
Civil War breaks out in the former Yugoslavia as Slovenia and Croatia declare their independence.