Anthony Eyton RA

I went to see Anthony Eyton’s exhibition at Browse and Darby tonight.   I love his work – the sense of long and continuing visual study, aged 94, not just in the churchyard of St. George in the East or looking out on the steeple of Christ Church, Spitalfields, but also in the street markets of Mumbai, still going out every morning to try to depict the world in drawings and oil sketches.   In amongst the oil studies is a Self Portrait, hung with characteristic modesty behind the desk, but a small masterpiece, showing the intensity of his gaze and the ambiguity as to whether he is a boy or man:-

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