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New portrait of Tredegar-born Neil Kinnock on display

By kateclarke  |  Posted: May 02, 2014

By Kate Clarke / kate.clarke@swwmedia.co.uk / @kteltowers

It might look like a photograph but this is actually a painting of former Labour leader Neil Kinnock.

It might look like a photograph but this is actually a painting of former Labour leader Neil Kinnock.

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A New portrait of Tredegar-born former Labour leader Neil Kinnock goes on show in London today.

Edward Sutcliffe’s painting of Lord Kinnock is included in the Royal Society of Portrait Painters Annual Exhibition, on at The Mall Galleries in London until May 23.

Mr Sutcliffe said of the Lord Kinnock sitting: "He was warm and friendly and seemed to have a tireless curiosity and energy about the world around him.”

The Society is devoted to the art and development of portrait painting and other works selected include portraits of Lord(Mervyn) King, the former Governor of the Bank of England and Black Books and The Archers actress Tamsin Greig.

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  • Zoomer  |  May 04 2014, 6:18PM

    I'm surprised he didn't include his son in it with him. Then again, he could have included his wife. The picture could then have been called " The Gang of Three !"

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  • BreadJules  |  May 03 2014, 10:21AM

    Will it be available as a dartboard version?

    |   13
  • Resolven10  |  May 03 2014, 10:21AM

    Him and his family have consistently wrung every penny they possibly could out of us and the EU, high class gangsters..

    |   10
  • thomastdout  |  May 02 2014, 10:14PM

    Member of the socialist middle class mafia.

    |   7
  • susiqzz  |  May 02 2014, 3:05PM

    Whatever the subject...that's an astonishing painting!

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  • averageperson  |  May 02 2014, 2:38PM

    How much did "The Kinnock" pay for someone to paint him or was it paid for out of EU funds .

    |   17
  • PJL1967  |  May 02 2014, 1:06PM

    When will he paint his other face?

    |   19
  • Jiffy  |  May 02 2014, 11:52AM

    How did the artist manage to keep Waffling Windbag Kinnock's mouth shut?

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  • Smokestack  |  May 02 2014, 11:17AM

    I must admit I greatly admire Neil, anybody who can so singly handedly keep the socialists out of power for 2 decades just has to be admired. Go for it m'Lu'd, I'll never forget your wishing for the House Of Lords to be abolished and now you are one - you hypocritical so and so.

    |   28

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