Portrait of John Maynard Keynes by Duncan Grant

Portrait of John Maynard Keynes (1883-1946) painted at Charleston during the First World War where Keynes is reputed to be drafting a crucial telegram negotiating an American loan to secure Britain's wartime survival.


Oil on canvas
56.5 x 46.3 cm
Art Fund grant:
£30,000 ( Total: £120,000)
Acquired in:
Mr Bier

The artist and sitter were lovers from 1908 and remained good friends after.


Agnew's, 1956; Mr Bier.

Venue details

Charleston West Firle, LEWES East Sussex BN8 6LL 01323 811 626 www.charleston.org.uk

Entry details

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