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Study for the portrait of Lord Scarman by Tom Phillips

Study for the portrait of Lord Scarman by Tom Phillips

The Portrait of Lord Scarman, currently hanging in Senate House, was commissioned to commemorate the Chancellorship of Lord Scarman from 1977-89. Lord Scarman was a judge and Lord Appeal from 1977-86, and author of The Scarman Report, The Brixton Disorders 10-12 April 1981. In the background of both the study and the final painting is a portrait of Mark Douglas, the Rastafarian who ran the restaurant in South London where Tom Phillips and Lord Scarman lunched during sittings.