Portrait of Sir Nicholas Goodison by Tom Phillips

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.


Oil on panel
38.5 x 28 cm
Art Fund grant:
£8,812 ( Total: £8,812)
Acquired in:
Tom Phillips

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.


The artist.

Venue details

The Courtauld Gallery Somerset House, Strand, LONDON London WC2R 0RN 020 7848 2526 www.courtauld.ac.uk/gallery

Entry details

Free with National Art Pass (standard entry £7)

50% off entry during exhibitions

The Courtauld Gallery is currently closed for a 2 year redevelopment project from September 2018.