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Jonathan Yeo Portraits

Past display archive
11 September 2013 - 5 January 2014

Rooms 41 and 41a


Jonathan Yeo is an artist perhaps best known for his celebrity subjects but this display will reveal the fascinating range of subjects who have sat for the artist, all from the life. Sitters have been selected from the world of politics, media and the arts and will include Kevin Spacey in role as Richard III, Grayson Perry as Claire and Michael Parkinson.

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