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

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.

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