R.W. Raper, Esq., bursar of Trinity College

Drawing, 1914

Sketch for a portrait. Raper was a Colwall man and Bursar of Trinity College, Oxford, who helped Brian secure a place at Oxford and gave the artist rooms in his own quarters the first year. They enjoyed a lasting friendship until Raper's death in 1915. Raper refused to sit for any other artist but in 1914 when Brian was a struggling young artist he granted him this privilege. Brian wrote: 'It had to be done quickly, and after a heavy champagne lunch, so no one was more surprised and thankful than I that it proved a likeness.' The finished version hangs in Trinity College, Oxford.

  • Acc No: 1975-7/61
  • Date: 1914
  • Period: Modern
  • Collection: Fine Art
  • Technique: Drawing
  • Medium: Pencil
  • Creator: HATTON, Brian
  • Name:
R.W. Raper, Esq., bursar of Trinity College

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