SHANE WILLIAMS "Despite being hectically busy and in constant demand, Shane Williams kindly agreed to sit for his portrait
. I had the dressing room bench specially assembled for the composition, in which I hoped to include his formal apparel and those famous shoes, inscribed "Bye Bye", and which were worn in his final game.
The first person to sit for his portrait
was Coun Mitchinson, Mayor of Gateshead, followed by Olympic triple-jump champion Jonathan Edwards and local television presenter and agony aunt Denise Robertson.
It tells of two men, a distinguished artist, Henry MacAlpine, who left the whirl of fashionable London for a windswept island off Brittany, and his first visitor in four years, the influential art critic William Naysmith who has come to sit for his portrait
Who now would sit for his portrait
smoking a cigarette?
Federico appears to have been a ruler uncommonly prepared to sit for his portrait
. An accident in a tournament of 1450 had deprived him of his right eye and afflicted grave damage to the bridge of his nose, and this incident gave a certain unity to Federico's portrait iconography - always in profile to the left and usually with some indication of his broken nose - but, beyond these clues to easy identification, there is surprising variation in his depictions in coins and medals, paintings, sculptured reliefs, and manuscript illuminations.