Herbert Howells (1892–1983) entered the Royal College of Music in 1912 on an open scholarship to study composition with Stanford, where he was considered outstanding, even in a class that included Arthur Bliss, Arthur Benjamin and Ivor Gurney. He later returned as a professor, teaching composition and harmony from 1920–1978.


  • Title: Herbert Howells
  • Creator: Leonard Boden
  • Date Created: 1974
  • Provenance: Commissioned by Peter Morrison, 1974.
  • Type: Painting
  • Medium: Oil on canvas

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