Portrait of Marlborough’s 17th Master

The portrait of the 17th Master, Jonathan Leigh, was recently unveiled on Prize Day and is now on display in Norwood Hall. This painting faces pupils and the Chapel.

This portrait was painted by the renowned painter and engraver, Richard Shirley Smith, who was a former Head of Art at Marlborough College from 1966 to 1970.

Examples of Richard’s work can be found in the Victoria and Albert Museum, Ashmolean Museum, the Bodleian Library, British Museum and Yale University as well as in the collections of HRH Prince Charles and former director of the National Portrait Gallery and V&A Museum, Sir Roy Strong.

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