NPG Number
5136
Mkey
784
Sitter/Title
Peter Pears; Benjamin Britten
Qualifier
by
Artist(s)
KennethGreen
Date made
1943
Medium
oil on canvas
Credit line
© National Portrait Gallery, London
peter pears benjamin britten

784

5136

Peter Pears; Benjamin Britten

by

Kenneth Green

1943

oil on canvas

© National Portrait Gallery, London

The composer with his life-long companion, the tenor Pears. Peter Grimes (1945), first of Britten's ten operas, was written for Pears and the first production was designed by Kenneth Green.