Portrait of an Artist

Unusual amongst British regional galleries, the Laing Art Gallery was gifted to the people of Newcastle without a collection of its own. Alexander Laing was not a connoisseur or collector, and when he wrote to the Newcastle Corporation in 1900 offering to provide the building, he was confident that by the liberality of the inhabitants it would soon be supplied with pictures and statuary for the encouragement and development of British Art.

Precisely as Laing had anticipated, the intervening 120 years have seen the Gallery, through a series of gifts, bequests and purchases, accumulate one of the finest regional collections of fine and decorative art in the country. Changing displays highlight various aspects of the collection, and it is invigorating to be working with Liss Llewellyn once again on an exhibition that draws upon some of its strongest elements of 19th and 20th Century British art.

Works Featured in this catalogue

Reserved
Joseph Southall (1861 - 1944)
Anna Elizabeth Baker (study for The Coral Necklace), c.1894
Edith Granger-Taylor (1887 - 1958)
Self-portrait, c.1920
£5,750.00
Edith Granger-Taylor (1887 - 1958)
Self-portrait with Pig Tails, c.1920
£12,500.00
William Strang (1859 - 1921)
Seated Nude (reclining, three quarter view)
£9,500.00
Margaret Maitland Howard (1898 - 1983)
Female Nude Seated, Rear View, c.1920
£4,750.00
Harry Bush (1883 - 1957)
Snowfall in the Suburbs – A View from the Artist’s House
David Tindle (b. 1932)
Self-portrait in a Mirror
£3,800.00
Robert Austin (1895 - 1973)
My bed, rainy day, 1939
£5,850.00
Charles H.H. Burleigh (1869 - 1956)
Still life in the Artist’s Studio , circa 1900
Raymond Ray-Jones (1886 - 1942)
Lamp-light (E.I.P), mid-1920s
£3,200.00
Sold
Raymond Ray-Jones (1886 - 1942)
Self-portrait Wearing a Hat, c. 1920
Sold
David Foggie (1878 - 1948)
Study of a Young Girl in a Green Dress with Yellow Floral Ornamentation, c.1920
Richard Carline (1896 - 1980)
Portrait of Ivy Turner
£19,750.00
Sold
James Miller (1893 - 1987)
Self-portrait, c.1940
William Roberts (1895 - 1980)
Portrait of May Berry, 1933
Barnett Freedman (1901 - 1958)
The Artist’s Wife, Claudia (née Guercio) at Stanhope Street, c.1926
£13,750.00
Charles Mahoney (1903 - 1968)
Kitchen at Oak Cottage, circa 1937
Sold
Mary Potter (1900 - 1981)
Painting for life class, circa 1920
Forthcoming
Gilbert Spencer (1892 - 1979)
Portrait of Doreen Harter, mid 1920’s
Barnett Freedman (1901 - 1958)
Portrait of Claudia Guercino, the Artist’s Future Wife
£2,850.00
Sold
Karl Hagedorn (1889 - 1969)
Self-portrait with Pipe
Barnett Freedman (1901 - 1958)
The Stanhope Street Group, 1926
Reserved
Rudolf Sauter (1895 - 1977)
Soldier (believed to be a self-portrait), 1939
Phyllis Dodd (1899 - 1995)
In the Pentlands, oil on George Rowney Birchmore Board
Phoebe Willetts-Dickinson (1917 - 1978)
A Corner of the Artist’s Studio with paintbox on a Windsor chair, late 30’s
£4,750.00
Reserved
Colin Gill (1892 - 1940)
Portrait of Winifred Knights, 1921
Reserved
Henry Arthur Riley (1895 - 1966)
Me, 1940-42
Forthcoming
Evelyn Dunbar (1906 - 1960)
Portrait of the artists mother, Florence, on a bentwood rocking chair, c.1930 [HMO 797]
Geoffrey Hamilton Rhoades (1898 - 1980)
Self portrait, 1941
Archibald Standish Hartrick (1864 - 1950)
The Creeps, c.1939
£3,750.00
Robert Austin (1895 - 1973)
Self Portrait in Roman Hat, circa 1925
£9,500.00
Francis Spear (1902 - 1979)
The Artist’s Boots, 1932
£1,850.00
Sold
Colin Gill (1892 - 1940)
Self-portrait, 1910
Mary Adshead (1904 - 1995)
Portrait of Daphne Charlton, c. 1935
£13,500.00
Sold
Gavin Bone (1903 - 1942)
Gavin David Bone, by Himself
Forthcoming
Albert de Belleroche (1864 - 1944)
The Artist’s Studio, La Vieille Chapelle, La Boissière, Châteaudun, circa 1909
Richard Carline (1896 - 1980)
Self-portrait, 1923
Donald Chrisholm Towner (1903 - 1985)
Portrait of Charles Mahoney (1903-1968), 1926
£9,750.00
Stephen Bone (1904 - 1958)
The artist’s studio, circa 1938
£6,500.00
Charles Mahoney (1903 - 1968)
The Artist’s Hand
£12,750.00
Forthcoming
Albert de Belleroche (1864 - 1944)
Les deux petits pots (Les pots jaunes) – circa 1889
Forthcoming
Albert de Belleroche (1864 - 1944)
Bust lenght female nude, 3/4 view, black background – circa 1880
Reserved
Albert de Belleroche (1864 - 1944)
The dining room of John Singer Sargent, circa 1884
Sold
Alan Sorrell (1904 - 1974)
Study for People Seeking After Wisdom, 1928
Reserved
Alan Sorrell (1904 - 1974)
Self Portrait, nov 1928
Forthcoming
Colin Gill (1892 - 1940)
Flora
Reserved
Percy Horton (1897 - 1970)
Portrait of an artist (possibly Stanley Badmin), c.1925
Forthcoming
Albert de Belleroche (1864 - 1944)
Still life with blue pot and folded cloth, late 1880’s
Forthcoming
Albert de Belleroche (1864 - 1944)
Discarded slippers, circa 1890
Forthcoming
Albert de Belleroche (1864 - 1944)
Life Study, c.1880
James Wood (1889 - 1975)
Self-portrait, c.1918
£5,950.00
Sold
Sir Thomas Monnington (1902 - 1976)
Portrait of Winifred Knights, circa 1931
Sold
Arnold Mason (1885 - 1963)
Portrait of Winifred Knights Sleeping, c.1920