Mark I'Anson

George Young, 1922-1997. Footballer

About this artwork

George Lewis Young spent his entire adult career with Rangers, with whom he won six Scottish League championships, four Scottish cups and two League cups. At 6 feet 2 inches and weighing more than 15 stone, he dominated Rangers’ mean defence as a centre half or right back during the years immediately after the Second World War. His nicknames included Gentle Giant, Rock of the North and Corky, the last because he always carried a champagne cork from after the Scottish 3-1 victory over England in 1949. In total, Young won 53 caps and captained Scotland on 48 occasions. He was highly respected by both his own team mates and his opponents, and was never in his career sent off during a match. This painting is part of ‘Scotland’s Dream Team’, a series commissioned by the Portrait Gallery.

  • title:
    George Young, 1922-1997. Footballer
  • accession number:
    PG 3337
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  • materials:
    Mixed media on paper
  • date created:
    2003
  • measurements:
    176.00 x 110.00 cm
  • credit line:
    Commissioned 2003
  • copyright:
    © MARK I’ANSON

Mark I'Anson

Mark I'Anson