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Portrait of the Artist's Father (A Quiet Hour)

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A three-quarter length portrait of a man, with the subject seated in an armchair with wooden arms. He is facing left, and is looking away from us. He has light coloured hair, a ginger moustache and grey eyes. He is wearing a dark coat over a green waistcoat and trousers, and a white cravat. In his right hand he holds his pipe. The background is dark, with a red velvet tasselled canopy at the top left-hand side.

Nottingham Castle Museum and Art Gallery





oil on canvas


H 91.4 x W 71.1 cm

Accession number

NCM 1956-75

Acquisition method

purchased from Henry Ball, Esq., 1956

Work type


Inscription description

sig H. Ball

Normally on display at

Nottingham Castle Museum and Art Gallery

Friar Lane, off Maid Marian Way, Nottingham, Nottinghamshire NG1 6EL England

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