Attenborough in Paradise (Portrait of Sir David Attenborough)

© Bryan Organ & the Redfern Gallery, London. Image credit: Leicester Museums and Galleries

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The internationally famous naturalist and broadcaster Sir David Attenborough is seated in front of a wall displaying images linked to his acclaimed TV documentaries for the BBC, such as 'Life on Earth' and 'Zoo Quest' from the 1950s. An opening in the wall behind him reveals a stylised arrangement of ferns and plants, linking the sitter to his love of the natural world.

Leicester Museum & Art Gallery



Attenborough in Paradise (Portrait of Sir David Attenborough)




acrylic on canvas


H 101.6 x W 152.4 cm

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commissioned by the City of Leicester Museums Trust with the support of the generous donations of visitors to the city museums, 2016

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