Portrait Collection

There are several fine examples of portraiture in the collection, including an 18th century portrait by Tilly Kettle (1734/5-1786) and a striking image of Doctor Warre-Cornish, Vice-Provost of Eton College by the celebrated Scottish artist William Strang RA (1859-1921).

Another Scottish artist represented in the collection is Thomas Martine Ronaldson (1881-1942) whose painting, Leslie in the Studio, 1923, is one of the most popular paintings in the gallery.

More contemporary portraits are represented with a portrait of A.L.Rowse by John Bratby RA (1928-1992) and an emotionally charged self portrait painted on return home from being diagnosed with throat cancer by the artist Julian Dyson (1937-2003).