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Henry Cummings (1906–1989), FRAM

© the artist. Photo credit: Royal Academy of Music

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Henry Cummings (1906–1989) is shown half-length, seated on a wooden armchair with his hands crossed on his lap. A standard lamp with a cream shade is at the rear, with white shelves and a radiator, and a run of turquoise wallpaper. He wears a pale grey blazer, brown trousers and a red tie. A copy of Giuseppe Verdi's 'Requiem' is on a wooden music stand to his right. A baritone, Henry Cummings was a former student and later a distinguished teacher of singing at the Royal Academy of Music.
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  • Medium

    oil on canvas

  • Measurements

    90 x 69 cm

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  • Acquisition method

    gift, after 1983


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