© Leonard William McComb / National Portrait Gallery, London
by Leonard William McComb
oil on canvas, 1999
14 1/8 in. x 9 5/8 in. (359 mm x 245 mm)
Purchased with help from the Dame Helen Gardner Bequest, 1999
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- Leonard William McComb (1930-2018), Artist. Artist of 3 portraits, Sitter in 3 portraits.
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