NPG Number
5243
Mkey
1313
Sitter/Title
Kenneth Clark, Baron Clark
Qualifier
by
Artist(s)
GrahamSutherland
Date made
1963-1964
Medium
oil on canvas
Credit line
© National Portrait Gallery, London
kenneth clark baron clark

1313

5243

Kenneth Clark, Baron Clark

by

Graham Sutherland

1963-1964

oil on canvas

© National Portrait Gallery, London

At the time this portrait was painted, in the early 1960s, Clark was a Trustee of the British Museum, on the Advisory Council of the Victoria and Albert Museum and had recently been Slade Professor at Oxford. Sittings took place in the garden of Sutherland's house at Trottiscliffe in Kent between February 1962 and December 1964. The artist has portrayed his old friend Clark in profile, echoing the 15th century Italian tradition.