In this half-length portrait, the bearded sitter looks out and engages the spectator.

His coat is trimmed with an ermine collar and may refer to his social standing. This painting was part of a collection of 117 works belonging to the industrialist and engineer F.D. Lycett Green and bequeathed to York through the Art Fund, in 1955, in recognition of the remarkable efforts made after the Second World War by its curator to transform it into a gallery of international importance.


F.D. Lycett Green

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