Ed Sheeran has now been immortalized in art.
A painting of the “Shape of You” singer that was crafted in 2015 has been unveiled at the National Portrait Gallery in London. Colin Davidson, the painter behind the portrait, met Sheeran’s father, John Sheeran, who asked if the artist would paint a portrait of his son. Davidson obliged, having Ed sit for the painting over the course of a few visits.
On Tuesday, Sheeran shared a photo of the painting on Instagram and thanked Davidson. The painting is currently on exhibition at the gallery.
“It is my hope that this new portrait offers an alternative insight, one which allows the viewer to glimpse the source of Ed’s unique creativity,” Davidson said regarding the painting.
Following the portrait’s reveal, many fans of Sheeran are comparing the singer’s likeness to the 1889 self-portrait by Dutch Post-Impressionist painter Vincent van Gogh. See some of the comments below.