© National Portrait Gallery, London
Amartya Kumar Sen
by Antony Williams
egg tempera on board, 2003
17 in. x 14 1/8 in. (431 mm x 358 mm) overall
- Amartya Kumar Sen (1933-), Welfare economist; Master of Trinity College, Cambridge. Sitter in 2 portraits.
Antony Williams painted this portrait from life during ten two-hour sittings in the Master's Lodge at Trinity College. The artist creates exquisitely observed still life paintings and has undertaken a number of portrait commissions including a controversial portrait of HM The Queen.
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