London Group of 1980 - Portrait of John Bellany by Cyril Reason

Artist: London Group of 1980
Materials: Etching on paper
Dimensions (cm): 19.2 x 15
Dimensions (inches): 7.5 x 6
Signature: Signed in the plate lower left (signature reversed)
Frame: Mounted
Stock No: LG11
Price: £80
Provenance: Adrian Bartlett, former president of The London Group

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Genre: Portrait


From a series of informal portraits by London Group artists of fellow members. The drawings were mostly done in a nearby pub as they prepared for the London Group’s annual exhibition in 1980.  At the time John Bellany was vice-president of the London Group. You’ll notice that the artist’s signature (bottom left) is reversed: a sign that Cyril was not used to creating etchings, in which the printed image is the reverse of what has been inscribed on the etching plate.