Official Portrait of Nelson Mandela - Portrait by Igor Babailov, official visit in Canada
With Nobel Peace Prize Laureate Nelson Mandela and Prime Minister Jean Chretien
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Official Commemorative Life Portrait
Nelson Mandela
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Official Portrait of Nelson Mandela, Official Commemorative Life Portrait, by Igor Babailov
Nelson Mandela
Historic Portrait from life by Igor Babailov, Hon. RAA
"It was a great honor and privilege to meet Nelson Mandela and draw this Living Legend's portrait."
~  Igor V. Babailov
Presented to President Nelson Mandela
by Prime Minister Jean Chretien, on behalf of the People of Canada
Igor V. Babailov
On November 19, 2001, Igor Babailov drew Nelson Mandela from life at the official state ceremony, awarding him with an Honorary Canadian Citizenship, The portrait was presented to Nelson Mandela by Prime Minister Jean Chretien.