Portrait of Benedict Nicolson by Rodrigo Moynihan

This portrait shows the sitter only a short while before his sudden death in May 1978.


Oil on canvas
81 x 64 cm
Art Fund grant:
£500 ( Total: £1,500)
Acquired in:

Benedict Nicolson was editor of the Burlington Magazine for just over thirty years, and was well known as an art-historian. He published important monographs on Terbruggen, Joseph Wright of Derby, Georges de la Tour and others, his special interest being painters concerned with the dramatic effects of artificial light.

Venue details

National Portrait Gallery St Martin's Place, LONDON London WC2H 0HE 020 7306 0055 www.npg.org.uk

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