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

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Arnold Mason (1885 - 1963)
Portrait of Winifred Knights Sleeping, c.1920
Richard Carline (1896 - 1980)
Self-portrait, 1923
Barnett Freedman (1901 - 1958)
The Stanhope Street Group, 1926
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Margaret Maitland Howard (1898 - 1983)
Female Nude Seated, Rear View, c.1920
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Sir Thomas Monnington (1902 - 1976)
Portrait of Winifred Knights, circa 1931
On Loan
Albert de Belleroche (1864 - 1944)
The Artist’s Studio, La Vieille Chapelle, La Boissiere, Chateaudun, c. 1909
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Karl Hagedorn (1889 - 1969)
Self-portrait with Pipe
Harry Bush (1883 - 1957)
Snowfall in the Suburbs – A View from the Artist’s House
£49,000
James Wood (1889 - 1975)
Self-portrait, c.1918
£5,750
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Gavin Bone (1903 - 1942)
Gavin David Bone, by Himself
Barnett Freedman (1901 - 1958)
Portrait of Claudia Guercino, the Artist’s Future Wife
£1,950
William Strang (1859 - 1921)
Seated Nude (reclining, three quarter view)
£9,750
On Loan
Albert de Belleroche (1864 - 1944)
Life study – Bearded Man, early 1880s
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Geoffrey Hamilton Rhoades (1898 - 1980)
Self-portrait, 1941
On Loan
Gilbert Spencer (1892 - 1979)
Portrait of Doreen Harter, mid 1920’s
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Edith Granger-Taylor (1887 - 1958)
Self-portrait, c.1920
On Loan
Albert de Belleroche (1864 - 1944)
Discarded slippers, circa 1890
Mary Adshead (1904 - 1995)
Portrait of Daphne Charlton, c. 1935
£11,950
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Mary Potter (1900 - 1981)
Painting for life class, circa 1920
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Edith Granger-Taylor (1887 - 1958)
Self-portrait with Pig Tails, c.1920
On Loan
Albert de Belleroche (1864 - 1944)
Still Life with Blue Vase and Folded Cloth, late 1880s
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Colin Gill (1892 - 1940)
Self-portrait, 1910
On Loan
Charles Mahoney (1903 - 1968)
Kitchen at Oak Cottage, circa 1937
Joseph Southall (1861 - 1944)
Anna Elizabeth Baker (study for The Coral Necklace), c.1894
£6,800
Percy Horton (1897 - 1970)
Portrait of an artist (possibly Stanley Badmin), c.1925
£8,750
Francis Spear (1902 - 1979)
The Artist’s Boots, 1932
£1,850
Barnett Freedman (1901 - 1958)
The Artist’s Wife, Claudia (née Guercio) at Stanhope Street, c.1926
£7,750
Colin Gill (1892 - 1940)
Flora, 1912
£8,750
Archibald Standish Hartrick (1864 - 1950)
The Creeps, c.1939
£3,450
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William Roberts (1895 - 1980)
Portrait of May Berry, 1933
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Alan Sorrell (1904 - 1974)
Study for People Seeking After Wisdom, 1928
Robert Austin (1895 - 1973)
Self-portrait in Roman Hat, circa 1925
£9,500
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James Miller (1893 - 1987)
Self-portrait, c.1940
Alan Sorrell (1904 - 1974)
Self-portrait, Nov 1928
£17,500
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Geoffrey Hamilton Rhoades (1898 - 1980)
Self-portrait, 1941
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Richard Carline (1896 - 1980)
Portrait of Gwendolen Carline
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Albert de Belleroche (1864 - 1944)
The dining room of John Singer Sargent, circa 1884
Evelyn Dunbar (1906 - 1960)
Portrait of the Artist’s Mother, Florence, on a Bentwood Rocking Chair, c.1930
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David Foggie (1878 - 1948)
Study of a Young Girl in a Green Dress with Yellow Floral Ornamentation, c.1920
On Loan
Albert de Belleroche (1864 - 1944)
Female Nude, early 1880s
Henry Arthur Riley (1895 - 1966)
Me, 1940-42
£35,000
Raymond Ray-Jones (1886 - 1942)
Lamp-light (E.I.P), mid-1920s
£3,200
On Loan
Albert de Belleroche (1864 - 1944)
Les deux petits pots (Les pots jaunes) – circa 1889
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Colin Gill (1892 - 1940)
Portrait of Winifred Knights, 1921
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Raymond Ray-Jones (1886 - 1942)
Self-portrait Wearing a Hat, c. 1920
Charles Mahoney (1903 - 1968)
The Artist’s Hand with Painted Teasel
£9,750
Phoebe Willetts-Dickinson (1917 - 1978)
A Corner of the Artist’s Studio with paintbox on a Windsor chair, late 30’s
£4,750
Charles H.H. Burleigh (1869 - 1956)
7 Wilbury Crescent, Hove, circa 1900
£9,000
Stephen Bone (1904 - 1958)
The artist’s studio, circa 1938
£6,500
Phyllis Dodd (1899 - 1995)
In the Pentlands, oil on George Rowney Birchmore Board
£9,500
Robert Austin (1895 - 1973)
My bed, rainy day, 1939
£5,850
Donald Chrisholm Towner (1903 - 1985)
Portrait of Charles Mahoney (1903-1968), 1926
£9,750
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Rudolf Sauter (1895 - 1977)
Soldier: Self-portrait of the Artist, 1939
David Tindle (b. 1932)
Self-portrait in a Mirror
£2,950