Barnett Freedman - The Stanhope Street Group

Once in a Lifetime: Over 100 Self-portraits and Portraits of Artists for Sale

Running in parallel with our Portrait of an Artist exhibition at Sotheran’s Rare Books & Prints, Liss Llewellyn is pleased to present this special online campaign focusing on Self-portraits, as well as Pictures of Artists by Artists.

In spite of John Singer Sargent’s quip that ‘every time I paint a portrait I lose a friend’, artists provided each other with the perfect subject matter. Unlike professional models, fellow artists usually did not have to be paid, and sittings might easily be reciprocal. Furthermore artists knew how to sit – how to sit still – and how to pose.

Many of these works shine a light on friendships forged at art school, such as Mary Adshead’s Portrait of fellow Slade student Daphne Charlton, or Barnett Freedman’s celebrated painting of his RCA contemporaries rehearsing a play: The Stanhope Street Group. Some pictures show artist’s busy at the precious moment of artistic creation, as in Francis Dodd’s Portrait of Charles Cundall, Percy Horton’s Portrait of an Artist, or Albert De Belleroche’s Portrait of Mary Cassatt, while others betray a clear sense of doting; be it reciprocal or not. This can be seen in the various drawings of Winifred Knights – famed both for her beguiling looks and her striking talent – by Colin Gill, Arnold Mason, and Sir Thomas Monnington.

This is the largest group of museum quality British self-portraits ever to be offered for sale, and the majority of these are currently on show at Sotheran’s Rare Books & Prints (2-5 Sackville Street, W1S 3DP).

The exhibition is open from 9:30 – 18:00, Monday – Friday, and draws to a close on April 1st. 

Works FEATURED in this Exhibition

Edward Halliday
Roof-terrace of the British School at Rome, 1926
£19,750.00
Sold
Audrey Weber
The Artist Painting in her Studio (possibly a self-portrait)
Phyllis Dodd
Basil Taylor, 1924
£1,800.00
Raymond Ray-Jones
Lamp-light (E.I.P), mid-1920s
£3,200.00
Edgar Holloway
Self Portrait no. 20 (Meyrick Cat. No. 251)
£390.00
Sold
Self-portraitGeorgius Gulielmus Filliter / Princeps Ballagorriae, c.1905
Reserved
Percy Horton
Portrait of an artist (possibly Stanley Badmin), c.1925
Sold
Roger Hilton
Self portrait, mid 1930’s
Sold
William Strang
Self Portrait, 78-6
Evelyn Gibbs
Self Portrait, 1927
£1,200.00
Fyffe Christie
Portrait of Eleanor, the Artist’s Wife, mid 1950s
£1,350.00
Randolph Schwabe
Portrait of Francis Dodd, 1916
£975.00
Edward Halliday
An Art Student Sketching
£1,100.00
Evelyn Dunbar
Portrait of the artist Margaret Goodwin
£2,950.00
Sold
Rosalie Brill
Self Portrait, late 1920’s
Bert Thomas
Walton on the Naze is So Bracing, Savage Club House Dinner, 1937
£500.00
Phyllis Dodd
In the Pentlands, oil on George Rowney Birchmore Board
William Strang
Self portrait, 154
£6,500.00
Charles Mahoney
Self Portrait, late 1950’s
£5,500.00
Edith Granger-Taylor
Self-portrait with Pig Tails, c.1920
£12,500.00
Phyllis Ginger
Self portrait, c.1937
£1,800.00
Sold
Gavin Bone
Gavin David Bone, by Himself
Sold
Karl Hagedorn
Self-portrait with Pipe
Geoffrey Hamilton Rhoades
Self-portrait, 1941
£4,850.00
Francis Spear
Self-portrait with Round Spectacles
£775.00
Phyllis Dodd
‘Buffins’,’Gin’ and ‘Tops’
£1,800.00
Sold
Victor Hume Moody
Self portrait, circa 1930
James Wood
Self-portrait, c.1918
£5,950.00
Sold
Phyllis Dodd
The Beret (portrait of Pindi)
Sold
Geoffrey Hamilton Rhoades
Self portrait, 1941
Raymond Ray-Jones
Self-portrait Wearing a Hat, c. 1920
£4,750.00
John Hassall
Portrait of Bert Thomas
£970.00
Henry Arthur Riley
Harold Riley in His Studio, c.1950
£1,600.00
Barnett Freedman
The Artist’s Wife, Claudia (née Guercio) at Stanhope Street, c.1926
£13,750.00
Sold
Mary Potter
Painting for life class, circa 1920
Richard Carline
Portrait of Ivy Turner
£19,750.00
Sold
Barnett Freedman
Portrait of Sam Rabin, c. 1925
Barnett Freedman
The Stanhope Street Group, 1926
Hubert Arthur Finney
Self portrait, mid 1930’s
£3,500.00
Noel Rooke
Portrait of the Artist’s Wife, Celia Fiennes, late 1920s
£6,750.00
Joseph Simpson
Self Portrait, The Artist Standing, 1925
£435.00
Evelyn Dunbar
The Artist at Her Drawing Board, mid-1920s
£950.00
Douglas Percy Bliss
Courbet and Baudelaire
£3,950.00
William Dring
Portrait of the Artist Grace Elizabeth Rothwell, (Mrs Dring), 1925
£1,850.00
Portrait of John Hassall Painting
£800.00
Reserved
Frank Potter
Self-portrait as an Auxiliary Fireman, c.1941
Hubert Arthur Finney
Self Portrait, c.1960
£2,950.00
Edgar Holloway
The Grey Topper, 1937
£975.00
Sold
Edgar Holloway
Self Portrait No. 25 Goodbye to all that!
Sold
Archibald Standish Hartrick
Paul Gauguin at Poulhan, c. 1939
Sir Thomas Monnington
Portrait of Winifred Knights, circa 1931
Sold
Colin Gill
Self Portrait (?) 1913
Sold
Self portrait, Night, c.1910
Portrait of John Hassall, Seated at Table, Painting
£1,950.00
Sold
Phyllis Dodd
Geoffrey Phibbs, c.1927
Archibald Standish Hartrick
The Creeps, c.1939
£3,750.00
Sold
Portrait of Frank Brangwyn, 1936
Philip Naviasky
Self portrait, c.1920
£4,500.00
Sold
Joseph Simpson
Portrait of Frank Brangwyn at Work
Sold
Evelyn Dunbar
Self Portrait Drawing [HMO 684]
Sold
Eric Kennington
Portrait of Cosmo Clark, 1917
Phyllis Dodd
Study of Baptising little Pearce 3, circa 1923
£1,500.00
Evelyn Dunbar
An Artist at His Easel (probably Robert Lyon), late 1920s
£2,750.00
Reserved
Percy Horton
Self Portrait at Easel – c.1940
Frank Brangwyn
Portrait of Count Albert de Belleroche, 1920
Sold
Edith Granger-Taylor
Olive in a Blue Hat
Eric Gill
Self Portrait (Physick 497), 1927
£2,500.00
Sold
Bernard Blane Withey
Bernard Blane Witheyself-portrait, 1931
Reserved
James Miller
Self-portrait, c.1940
Reserved
Richard Carline
Study of Richard Hartley for Gathering on the Terrace at 47 Downshire Hill, Hampstead, 1925
Reserved
Phyllis Dodd
Self Portrait, 1925
Sold
Portrait of Eric Ravilious
Reserved
Colin Gill
Portrait of Winifred Knights, 1921
Edward Halliday
Portrait of a Fellow Art Student, 1923
£1,400.00
Phyllis Dodd
Study for Baptising little Pearce 2, circa 1923
£1,875.00
Malcolm Osborne
Portrait of Job Nixon, circa 1930
£650.00
Charles Mahoney
Adam and Eve (Mahoney and Dunbar) Dancing, c.1934
£1,275.00
Edward Halliday
Royal College Art Class, c.1925
£900.00
Karl Hagedorn
Design: A Self-portrait Rowing
£875.00
Winifred Knights
Portrait of Colin Gill, c.1921
£10,000.00
Edgar Holloway
The Etcher III, 1932
£375.00
Sold
Edgar Holloway
Self Portrait, (No. 6) 1932
Sold
Raymond Sheppard
Self Portrait, 1941
Self-portrait, 1915
£1,275.00
Edgar Holloway
Top Hat
£1,500.00
Reserved
Henry Arthur Riley
Me, 1940-42
Winifred Knights
Portrait Study of Colin Gill, c.1921
£7,500.00
Barnett Freedman
Portrait of Claudia Guercino, the Artist’s Future Wife
£2,850.00
Richard Carline
Self-portrait, 1923
Alan Sorrell
Self Portrait, nov 1928
Donald Chrisholm Towner
Portrait of Charles Mahoney (1903-1968), 1926
£9,750.00
Sold
Francis Dodd
Portrait of Charles Cundall, 1926
Sold
Mary Adshead
Portrait of Steven Bone
Eric Ravilious
Tirzah on a cockerel, 1931
£350.00
Sold
Albert de Belleroche
Portrait of Mary Cassatt, 1880s
‘One of the Best’ Portrait of John Hassall, circa 1900
£1,350.00
Sir Herbert James Gunn
Self-portrait in Studio at Pembroke Walk, c.1940
£26,500.00
Sold
Karl Hagedorn
Self portrait and Mirror, c.935
Robert Austin
Self Portrait in Roman Hat, circa 1925
£11,000.00
Sold
William Strang
Self Portrait, 1895
Reserved
Hilda Carline
Portrait of Gilbert Spencer, circa 1919
Charles Mahoney
Portrait of Geoffrey Rhoades, 1930
£18,750.00
Dudley Hardy
Self portrait, 1896
£9,350.00
Sold
Marjorie Mort
Self Portrait, 1940
Barnett Freedman
Early study for the Stanhope Street Group, c.1926
£1,850.00
Portrait of John Hassall Smoking
£1,200.00
Douglas Stannus Gray
Self-portrait Painting at an Easel Outdoors, 1920
£7,750.00
Karl Hagedorn
Portrait of a young man
£2,400.00
Harry Dixon
Portrait of the Artist Harry Riley, Smoking a Pipe
£4,500.00
Sold
Self Portrait
Sold
Evelyn Dunbar
Self-portrait, c.1927
Edith Granger-Taylor
Self-portrait, c.1920
£5,750.00
Sold
Augustus John
Self Portrait, 1902-06
Sold
John Singer Sargent
Portrait of Albert de Belleroche
Sold
Edith Granger-Taylor
Self Portrait, 1911
Francis Spear
Self-portrait in a Large Brimmed Black Hat, c.1930
£950.00
Reserved
Richard Carline
Study for Annie and Sydney Carline for Gathering on the Terrace at 47 Downshire Hill, Hampstead, 1925
Sold
Stanley Lewis
Self-portrait, c.1930
Reserved
Victor Hume Moody
Self Portrait, mid 1930’s
Sold
Augustus John
Portrait of the Artist, 1902-06
Mary Adshead
Portrait of Daphne Charlton, c. 1935
£13,500.00
Victor Hume Moody
Self-portrait, 1929
Leon Underwood
Cecile on the Sofa, 1920
Sold
Douglas Percy Bliss
George Stubbs
Sold
Arnold Mason
Portrait of Winifred Knights Sleeping, c.1920
John Hassall at Work
£2,700.00
David Tindle
Self-portrait in a Mirror
£3,800.00
Sold
Colin Gill
Self-portrait, 1910
Reserved
Rudolf Sauter
Soldier (believed to be a self-portrait), 1939