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Museum Quality Self-portraits on Paper

To coincide with the opening of Master Drawings New York, Liss Llewellyn is delighted to present an online exhibition of museum quality self-portraits on paper.

The exhibition features a rare and superlative work by Alan Sorrell, Self-portrait Nov. 1928. Sorrell undertook this self-portrait one month after he had arrived in Rome on his two-year scholarship at the British School. He portrays himself in his studio; while the intensely observed and sharply delineated drawing demonstrates his appreciation of Renaissance masters such as Masaccio and Piero della Francesca. Only a small body of work by Sorrell survives from this period, though this early self-portrait, a masterly fusion of nagging self-doubt and youthful self confidence hints at the emerging power of his talent.

The exhibition also includes a self-portrait by Evelyn Dunbar at her drawing board (illustrated above), produced while she was still a teenager. This work belongs to a series of youthful self-portraits the artist made, and a related example can be seen in the collection of the Ashmolean Museum, Oxford.

Works FEATURED in this Exhibition

Sold
Averil Mary Burleigh (1883 - 1949)
Self-portrait, 1928
Edgar Holloway (1914 - 2008)
Self-portrait, (No. 6) 1932
£1,500
Sold
Evelyn Dunbar (1906 - 1960)
Self-portrait, c.1927
Sold
Evelyn Dunbar (1906 - 1960)
The Artist at Her Drawing Board, mid-1920s
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Edith Granger-Taylor (1887 - 1958)
Self-portrait, c.1920
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Edith Granger-Taylor (1887 - 1958)
Self-portrait with Pig Tails, c.1920
Phyllis Ginger (1907 - 2005)
Self-portrait, circa 1937
£1,200
David Tindle (b. 1932)
Self-portrait in a Mirror
£2,950
Hubert Arthur Finney (1905 - 1991)
Self-portrait by Studio Window, circa 1948
£975
On Loan
Charles Mahoney (1903 - 1968)
Self-portrait, late 1950’s
Charles Mahoney (1903 - 1968)
The Artist and his model, circa 1935
£1,500
On Loan
Gilbert Spencer (1892 - 1979)
Late Self-Portrait
Joseph Simpson (1879 - 1939)
Self-portrait, The Artist Standing, 1925
£435
Phyllis Dodd (1899 - 1995)
Self-portrait
£3,500
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Francis Spear (1902 - 1979)
Self-portrait with Round Spectacles
Francis Spear (1902 - 1979)
Self-portrait, Sketching
£1,500
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Rudolf Sauter (1895 - 1977)
Soldier: Self-portrait of the Artist, 1939
Self-portrait, 1915
£1,275
Hubert Arthur Finney (1905 - 1991)
Self-portrait
£2,500
Frederick Austin (1902 - 1990)
The Artist Dreaming
£4,750
Eric Gill (1882 - 1940)
Self Portrait (Physick 497), 1927
£1,350
Alan Sorrell (1904 - 1974)
Early Self-portrait, circa 1925
£1,200
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Geoffrey Hamilton Rhoades (1898 - 1980)
Self-portrait, 1941
Robert Austin (1895 - 1973)
Self-portrait in Roman Hat, circa 1925
£9,500
Reserved
Evelyn Gibbs (1905 - 1991)
Self-portrait, 1927
£1,200
Sold
Geoffrey Hamilton Rhoades (1898 - 1980)
Self-portrait, 1941
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Geoffrey Hamilton Rhoades (1898 - 1980)
Self-portrait
Philip Naviasky (1894 - 1936)
Self-portrait, c.1920
£1,950
Alan Sorrell (1904 - 1974)
Self-portrait, Nov 1928
£17,500
James Wood (1889 - 1975)
Self-portrait, c.1918
£5,750