Sir Siegmund George Warburg

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Painted in 1972, the portrait was a commission from S. G. Warburg and is one of two versions, the other owned by the Warburg family in the USA. According to Sir David Scholey, who was a close friend of both sitter and artist, the portrait is a sympathetic one, an excellent likeness that captures Warburg's 'reflective melancholy'.

National Portrait Gallery, London



Sir Siegmund George Warburg




tempera grassa on paper on panel


H 94.2 x W 76.3 cm

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Given by UBS AG, 2007

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