©Salvador Dali - Portrait of Sir James Dunn 1958

Portrait of Sir James Dunn 1958
Portrait of Sir James Dunn
1958 oil/canvas
Private collection

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Sir James Hamet Dunn, 1st Baronet (October 29, 1874-January 1, 1956) was a major Canadian financier and industrialist during the first half of the 20th century.
Sir James Dunn had been an avid art collector for many years and in the late 1940s, he and Christofor, Lady Dunn, developed a friendship with Salvador Dalí. The artist went on to paint the portraits of the couple which are now on permanent display at the Beaverbrook Art Gallery in Fredericton, New Brunswick along with one of Dalí's greatest pieces, the "Santiago el Grande." As well, the art gallery received other works of art that the Dunns collected including a 1650 painting by Jakob van Loo titled "A Gentleman" and the Augustus John picture, "Dorelia" as well as John's portrait of Sir James Dunn.