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Howard Ferguson (1908–1999), Hon. RAM

© the artist. Photo credit: Royal Academy of Music

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Howard Ferguson (1908–1999) is shown when elderly, seated in a brown leather armchair which has studded arms and a fabric back. He holds his glasses in his right hand, which rests on his lap. He wears clothing in shades of greens-greys, a pale green shirt, tie, pullover and suit, and the image is set against a green and brown background. A pianist and composer, Howard Ferguson's musical partnerships included those with eminent musicians such as pianist Denis Matthews and violinist Yfrah Neaman.

Royal Academy of Music





acrylic on canvas


H 65.5 x W 65 cm

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bequeathed by the sitter, 1999

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Benedict Rubbra


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