Michael Turner & Theo Platt

Sir Jackie Stewart, b. 1939. Racing Driver

About this artwork

One of the greatest racing drivers of all time, Sir Jackie Stewart competed in Formula One from 1965-73, winning three World Drivers Championships. Since retiring from F1, Stewart has pursued a successful career as a sports commentator, businessman and team owner. This portrait deliberately evokes the 1960s and 1970s. Platt painted Stewart’s features from life, but the distinctive flowing hair suggests his sitter’s emblematic appearance at his racing peak. The background, by Turner, includes Stewart’s three World Championship winning cars. The classic circuits of Monaco, Nurburgring and Monza are symbolised by the palace (top left), the castle and score-tower (right).

  • title:
    Sir Jackie Stewart, b. 1939. Racing Driver
  • accession number:
    PG 3688
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  • materials:
    Oil on canvas
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  • measurements:
    182.88 x 121.92 cm
  • credit line:
    Commissioned 2011
  • copyright:
    © Michael Turner & Theo Platt
  • photographer:
    Antonia Reeve

Michael Turner

Michael Turner