This portrait of Sir Nicholas Goodison, former Chairman of both the Art Fund (1986-2002) and the Courtauld Institute of Art (1982-2002), originated in 1991 as a study from life.

It was initially produced in preparation for a portrait commissioned by the London Stock Exchange, of which Sir Nicholas was Chairman from 1976-1986. The mosaicising approach creates a dynamic tension between the formality and classical associations of the technique and the lively individuality of the portrait which is set in a distinctive decorative border.

Provenance

The artist.


The Courtauld Gallery

Somerset House, Strand, London, Greater London, WC2R 0RN
020 7848 2526
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Opening times

Daily, 10am – 6pm (last admission 5.30pm)

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