Robert Kennedy

Pencil Portrait by Antonio Bosano.

Robert Kennedy Pencil Portrait
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The quality of the prints are at a much higher level compared to the image shown on the left.


A3 Pencil Print-Price £45.00-Purchase

A4 Pencil Print-Price £30.00-Purchase

*Limited edition run of 250 prints only*

All Pencil Prints are printed on the finest Bockingford Somerset Velvet 255 gsm paper.

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It was a beautiful summer’s day – wednesday 5 june 1968. I recall being in Fleet, Hampshire, staying with friends of my parents. Being nine years of age, I was playing outside all day for there was no computer, mobile phone, ipod or even daytime television of any note to distract my attention from natural healthy pursuits.

Running in for a glass of water, I recall my mother pulling me aside. ‘You remember President Kennedy don’t you?’ she enquired, asking me to sit for a moment. ‘Yes of course,’ I replied, ‘Why?’ ‘His brother, the next President of the United States, has just been shot, and he’s in a critical condition.’ All I can recall from that point onwards, was the incessant news items and the gradual realisation, even for my young mind, that he wasn’t going to make it. Forty five years on, the feeling still holds that, whilst devoid of his three brothers’ height, looks and natural charisma, he was perhaps the true jewel in the family crown. The ramifications of his assassination were incalculable. The United States lost a prominent critic of the Vietnam war and a committed champion of civil rights, whilst the Democratic party lost its strongest presidential contender, enabling Republican candidate Richard Nixon to win the November election. For millions of Americans, 60’s idealism was over.

Widely regarded by his detractors as the runt in the family litter, there was undeniably good Bobby and bad Bobby. Vehemently opposed to King’s plans for a March on Washington for fear of an ethnic conflagration, he would become within four years, the principal champion of the underdog, campaigning tirelessly for many racial minorities.