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Mo Mowlam

© the artist/courtesy Flowers Gallery, London and New York. Photo credit: National Portrait Gallery, London

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This painting originally began as a proposal by the artist to paint a group portrait commemorating the Northern Ireland Peace Negotiations. The group was to consist of Mo Mowlam, Gerry Adams, John Hume and David Trimble. In spite of the sensitive politics of such a painting, all the sitters initially reacted positively to the suggestion. However, when the peace process went into crisis, Trimble expressed reluctance to sit for the group.

National Portrait Gallery, London

London


Date

2001

Medium

oil on canvas

Measurements

H 152.8 x W 122.4 cm

Accession number

6468

Acquisition method

Commissioned, 2001

Work type

Painting


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