The half-length figure in this painting looks to the left.

The figure is dressed in a black academic gown and his left hand rests on a calf-bound book. 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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