Isle Of Man / Ellan Vannin

Tony Brown portrait goes on display in Douglas

Tony Brown by Svetlana Cameron
Image caption The painting which took three months to complete is the 12th to join the Speakers' gallery

Russian-born artist Svetlana Cameron has unveiled her portrait of the former Speaker of the House of Keys.

The painting of Tony Brown by the Manx-based artist was commissioned by the Office of the Clerk of Tynwald and will sit permanently in the Speakers' Gallery.

Ms Cameron said it was "an honour and privilege to work on such an high profile commission".

Mr Brown stepped down from Tynwald at September's General Election.

He began his political career in 1976 as a commissioner for Castletown and went on to serve 30 years in office as a member of the House of Keys.

Mr Brown was the Isle of Man's Chief Minister between 2006 and 2011 and was the Speaker of the House of Keys between 2001 and 2006.

All Speakers are painted upon retirement from Manx politics.

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