This portrait shows the sitter only a short while before his sudden death in May 1978.
Portrait of Benedict Nicolson by Rodrigo Moynihan, 19771978
© National Portrait Gallery, London
- 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.