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The commissioning of this painting coincided with the British Academy’s centenary in 2002, and depicts the six Presidents of the Academy who were then living. The painting won the NPG/BP Portrait Award in 2001. Left to right, the painting shows: Lord Quirk (President, 1985–1989), Quain Professor of English Language and Literature, University College London where he was also Director of the Survey of English Usage.
oil on linen
H 167 x W 147.5 cm