by James Lloyd
oil on canvas, 1998
64 in. x 57 1/8 in. (1624 mm x 1451 mm)
Commissioned as part of the First Prize, 1997 BP Portrait Award, 1998
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James Lloyd held the Paul Smith scholarship at the Slade School of Art (1994-6). This portrait, which was painted in the artist’s studio, shows Smith holding a bolt of Chinese silk used in one of his womenswear collections.
Linked publicationsback to top
- Smartify image discovery app
- 100 Fashion Icons, p. 54
- Cooper, John, Visitor's Guide, 2000, p. 106
- John Cooper, National Portrait Gallery Visitor's Guide, 2006, p. 106
- Nairne, Sandy (introduction), 500 Portraits: BP Portrait Award, 2011, p. 21
- Ribeiro, Aileen; Blackman, Cally, A Portrait of Fashion: Six Centuries of Dress at the National Portrait Gallery, 2015, p. 263
- Saywell, David; Simon, Jacob, Complete Illustrated Catalogue, 2004, p. 571
Placesback to top
- Place made: United Kingdom: England, London (artist's studio, London Bridge, London)
Linked displays and exhibitionsback to top
- Icons and Idols: Commissioning Contemporary Portraits (2 March 2006 - 18 June 2006)
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Events of 1998back to top
Current affairsThe Human Rights Act is passed giving further effect in UK Law to the rights contained in the European Convention on Human Rights. The Act, which came into effect in 2000, gave individuals the opportunity to argue in a British court that their human rights had been breached. As a last resort individuals are still able to take their case to the European Court of Human Rights in Strasbourg.
Art and scienceAnthony Gormley's monumental sculpture Angel of the North is erected just outside Gateshead. The sculpture is 20 metres tall and has a wingspan of 54 metres. Despite initial local and press controversy, the work is now considered a landmark of the North of England and cannot be missed from the A1 road or East Coast Mainline railway (the main routes from London to Scotland).
InternationalThe British and Irish governments sign the Belfast (Good Friday) Agreement, which is subsequently endorsed by voters in the Republic of Ireland and Northern Ireland at referendums. The Agreement established a new Northern Ireland Assembly, which formed a parliament made up of representatives from different parties. The Assembly has since been suspended and attempts continue for its re-establishment.
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