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Bobby Charlton (b.1937)

© the copyright holder. Photo credit: Manchester Art Gallery

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Half-length frontal portrait of Bobby Charlton, the former professional footballer who played for Manchester United, wearing a blue blazer and a red and blue striped tie. He is seated at a table which is laid with a dinner setting, the large green table mat is in the style of a football pitch. He is eating a bowl of soup in which float tiny brown footballs. There is a Manchester United team photograph on the blue wall behind him, and the signature 'Bobby Charlton' can be seen in the top left corner.

Manchester Art Gallery





oil on canvas


H 45.7 x W 45.6 cm

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gift from the artist, 1974

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Manchester Art Gallery

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