Monday, 9 November 2009

Artist's gift of veteran drawings

A Welsh artist who painted two of Britain's World War I veterans shortly before their deaths has gifted final drawings of the pair to the nation.

Dan Llywelyn Hall, 29, originally from Cardiff, painted Henry Allingham, who was then the world's oldest man just a few days before he passed away.

His portrait of Britain's last Tommy, Harry Patch, 111, was completed by the artist months earlier.

The preparatory drawings made during sittings with the veterans have been gifted to the Royal Collection and the National Museum Wales to preserve them for future generations. for further details.

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