by Matthew Carr
conté pencil on prepared charcoal paper, 2008
39 3/8 in. x 27 1/2 in. (1000 mm x 700 mm)
Purchased with help from the Dame Helen Gardner Bequest, 2008
This portraitback to top
A superb draughtsman, Carr's monochrome drawings are both descriptive and emotionally honest. Carr aimed always to chose his own sitters and this work was part of a series of portraits of English writers, exhibited at the Marlborough Gallery in 2008.
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