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Dressed sharply in a maroon velvet suit, complete with purple handkerchief in his breast pocket, spotted bow tie and crisp white shirt, the man in Craigie Ronald John Aitchison's portrait exudes laid-back elegance. The sharpness of his hairline complements the panache of his clothes. His slightly parted lips reveal the glint of a gold tooth (created by a piece of gold leaf applied to the painting's surface).

Government Art Collection





oil on canvas


H 76 x W 63 cm

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purchased from David Grob, 1985

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