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During the 1920s Philpot was a highly successful figure in the British art establishment, celebrated for his portraits of society figures that included the likes of the Prime Minister Stanley Baldwin, the Duchess of Westminster, the opera singer Dame Nellie Melba, the ballet dancers Vaslav Nijinsky and Lydia Lopokova and the author Siegfried Sassoon. However, he also had a strong sensibility for the social outsider.
oil on canvas
H 52.5 x W 36.4 cm
bequeathed by Mrs R. Newgas