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Frederick Delius

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Frederick Delius

by Jacob Kramer
lithograph, circa 1932
24 7/8 in. x 19 7/8 in. (633 mm x 505 mm)
Given by John Stubbs, 2007
Reference Collection
NPG D32489

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  • Jacob Kramer (1892-1962), Artist. Artist or producer associated with 7 portraits, Sitter in 1 portrait.

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  • NPG 3861: Frederick Delius (source portrait)
  • NPG x128657: Herbert Bardgett with his son (includes the portrait)

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Françoise Mouchet-Davis

27 April 2018, 13:32

This is a drawing made at one of the “sketchout” classes from a painting of Delius by Procter, which is hanging in the NPG.