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© David Hockney. Photo credit: Manchester Art Gallery

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A full length frontal portrait of a man in a dark suit, painted in a child-like style with an oversized head and long, thin legs, one leg unfinished. He has a red heart on his jacket, with a green shirt underneath and a striped tie. There is a plain white background with the inscription: 'PETER.C' in the top right-hand corner. In block capitals, the words 'my friend' can be seen beneath his hand, with 'PETER' repeated in the bottom left-hand corner.

Manchester Art Gallery





oil on canvas


H 111.7 x W 40.6 cm

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Acquisition method

purchased at Sotheby's, 1985

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Inscription description

Unsigned Inscribed by the artist at top right corner: trc, blc with subject's name : PETER.C / PETER artist's inscription, painted, centre right: who is the m


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