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The Right Honourable Tony Benn, MP

© Andrew Tift. Photo credit: Parliamentary Art Collection

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Andrew Tift works in a highly detailed, intensely realistic manner and aims for a pure and objective likeness. Within the painting of Tony Benn are a variety of objects all chosen for their significance to Benn in both his personal and political life. Amongst these items is; a bust of Marx, a mug with 'red tape' given as a gift by a trade union leader, a blood sample to prove he has blue blood and he sits upon a chair once owned by Keir Hardie.


Medium

acrylic on canvas

Measurements

H 150.2 x W 140.6 cm

Accession number

WOA 4761

Work type

Painting


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Parliamentary Art Collection

The Curator's Office, Department of Information Services, House of Commons, 1 Canon Row, Greater London SW1A 0AA England

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