Sotheran’s Rare Books & Prints

Portrait of an Artist - Sotheran's Rare Books and Prints

We will be showing over thirty works by Women Artists at the Private View for our book launch at Sotheran’s from 11 March – 1 April 2022.

This exhibition offers audiences a glimpse into the studios of over 50 Modern British Artists – bringing the lives of those who existed behind the canvas to the forefront. Whether spontaneous works or more formal compositions, these images have in common the power to transport the viewer momentarily back into the artist’s milieu and the moment of creation.

The show includes many works rarely seen since the day they were produced, and features artists such as Evelyn Dunbar, Leon Underwood, Winifred Knights, Gilbert Spencer, and Hilda Carline.

Works FEATURED in this Exhibition

William Strang
Standing Nude, Rear View, Arms Raised
£2,950.00
Leon Underwood
Cecile on the Sofa, 1920
Richard Carline
Life Study (at St Martins), 1923-24
£3,000.00
Reserved
Charles Sims
My Pain Beneath Your Sheltering Hand, c.1928
John Hassall at Work
£2,700.00
Douglas Percy Bliss
Paolo Ucello unable to get to bed for “that sweet thing Pespective”, c. 1935
£2,500.00
Raymond Ray-Jones
Self-portrait Wearing a Hat, c. 1920
£4,750.00
William Roberts
Portrait of May Berry, 1933
Evelyn Dunbar
Sketch for Autumn and the Poet.
£900.00
Edward Halliday
Portrait of a Fellow Art Student, 1923
£1,400.00
Sold
Maxwell Armfield
Profile portrait of a Navaho Indian, circa 1918
Frank Brangwyn
An Allegorical Figure of Painting, from the left hand side of a calendar for 1901
£800.00
Frederick Austin
The Artist Dreaming
£3,400.00
Sold
Alan Sorrell
Study for People Seeking After Wisdom, 1928
Sold
Arnold Mason
Portrait of Winifred Knights Sleeping, c.1920
Karl Hagedorn
Portrait of a young man
£2,400.00
Edith Granger-Taylor
Self-portrait with Pig Tails, c.1920
£12,500.00
Geoffrey Hamilton Rhoades
Self portrait
£2,850.00
Reserved
James Miller
Self-portrait, c.1940
Evelyn Gibbs
Self Portrait, 1927
£1,200.00
Sold
Alan Sorrell
Self Portrait in Graduation Gown, circa 1927
David Tindle
Fire place, 1997
£975.00
Randolph Schwabe
Portrait of Francis Dodd, 1916
£975.00
William Strang
Reclining Nude
£2,950.00
Charles Mahoney
Still Life with Orange Box and Hand, c.1940
£1,380.00
Margaret Cook later Margaret (Peggy) Fitton, 1925
£975.00
1835, L’artiste…
£375.00
William Strang
Self portrait, 154
£6,500.00
Richard Carline
Portrait of Ivy Turner
£19,750.00
Karl Hagedorn
Rhythmical Expression: Full-length Female Nude, c. 1913
£12,000.00
Barnett Freedman
Portrait of Claudia Guercino, the Artist’s Future Wife
£2,850.00
Reserved
Frank Potter
Self-portrait as an Auxiliary Fireman, c.1941
Edward Halliday
An Art Student Sketching
£1,100.00
Henry Arthur Riley
Harold Riley in His Studio, c.1950
£1,600.00
Robert Austin
Attic Room, Lingard House, with unmade bed, 1930’s
£1,950.00
Robert Austin
Rendez-vous
£1,200.00
Winifred Knights
Portrait of Colin Gill, c.1921
£10,000.00
Noel Rooke
Portrait of the Artist’s Wife, Celia Fiennes, late 1920s
£6,750.00
Charles Mahoney
The Artist’s Hand
£12,750.00
Victor Hume Moody
A Corner of the Artist’s Studio, circa 1930
£4,500.00
Robert Austin
My bed, rainy day, 1939
£9,800.00
Joseph Simpson
Portrait of D.H. Lawrence (1885-1930)
£4,850.00
Reserved
Hilda Carline
Portrait of Gilbert Spencer, circa 1919
Douglas Percy Bliss
Pupils of J.L. David Vowing Eternal Loyalty to the Man & his Ideals
£1,900.00
Sold
Francis Dodd
Portrait of Charles Cundall, 1926
Archibald Standish Hartrick
The Creeps, c.1939
£3,750.00
Hubert Arthur Finney
Self-portrait by Studio Window, circa 1948
£1,775.00
Sir Thomas Monnington
Portrait of Winifred Knights, circa 1931
Hilda Carline
The Sitting Room at 3 Park Crescent, Oxford, circa 1910
£12,000.00
Sold
Mary Potter
Painting for life class, circa 1920
Frederick Austin
The Artists Wife, circa 1932
£1,800.00
Francis Spear
The Artist’s Boots, 1932
£1,850.00
Winifred Knights
Portrait of Arnold Mason, circa 1919
£2,450.00
Charles Mahoney
Muses; Study for Self-portrait of the Artist at Work. 1950’s
£3,500.00
Karl Hagedorn
Nude seated with left leg raised; right arm over her bowed head, circa 1910
£1,800.00
Phyllis Ginger
Self portrait, c.1937
£1,800.00
Reserved
Percy Horton
Portrait of an artist (possibly Stanley Badmin), c.1925
Edith Granger-Taylor
Self-portrait, c.1920
£5,750.00
English School
Seeing
£1,200.00
Francis Spear
Self-portrait in a Large Brimmed Black Hat, c.1930
£950.00
Portrait of John Hassall Smoking
£1,200.00
Sold
Self Portrait
Hubert Arthur Finney
Self Portrait
£1,500.00
Reserved
William Strang
Seated Nude (reclining, three quarter view)
Richard Carline
Studio Interior, 1926
Alan Sorrell
Sketch for examination competition, People Seeking After Wisdom, March 1,1928
£2,500.00
‘One of the Best’ Portrait of John Hassall, circa 1900
£1,350.00
Reserved
Alan Sorrell
Early self portrait, circa 1925
Evelyn Dunbar
Portrait of the artist Margaret Goodwin
£2,950.00
Reserved
Rudolf Sauter
Soldier (believed to be a self-portrait), 1939
Charles Mahoney
The hearth at Oak Cottage, circua 1938
£1,700.00
Francis Spear
Girl with Eye’s Shut 1925
£525.00
Frederick Austin
Phylis Austin Sleeping on the Cunard, (1932)
£360.00
Douglas Stannus Gray
Self-portrait Painting at an Easel Outdoors, 1920
£7,750.00
Barnett Freedman
The Stanhope Street Group, 1926
Hubert Arthur Finney
In the art class – life model and self portrait
£1,200.00
Robert Austin
Self Portrait in Roman Hat, circa 1925
£11,000.00
Barnett Freedman
Sketch for Portrait of Young Man, mid-1920s
£9,750.00
Frank Brangwyn
Head of Christ II, 1935
£800.00
Donald Chrisholm Towner
Portrait of Charles Mahoney (1903-1968), 1926
£9,750.00
Reserved
Percy Horton
Self Portrait at Easel – c.1940
Douglas Percy Bliss
Courbet and Baudelaire
£3,950.00
Reserved
Phyllis Dodd
Self-portrait
Raymond Ray-Jones
Lamp-light (E.I.P), mid-1920s
£3,200.00
Mary Adshead
Portrait of Daphne Charlton, c. 1935
£13,500.00
Eric Gill
Self Portrait (Physick 497), 1927
£2,500.00
Heatherley’s Art School, circa 1900
David Tindle
Self-portrait in a Mirror
£3,800.00
Reserved
Phyllis Dodd
Self Portrait, 1925
John Hassall
Portrait of Bert Thomas
£970.00
Frank Brangwyn
An Allegorical Figure of a Potter, from the right hand side of a calendar for 1901
£800.00
Reserved
Henry Arthur Riley
Me, 1940-42
Richard Carline
Self-portrait, 1923
Sold
Portrait of Frank Brangwyn, 1936
Barnett Freedman
The Artist’s Wife, Claudia (née Guercio) at Stanhope Street, c.1926
£13,750.00
Charles Mahoney
Adam and Eve (Mahoney and Dunbar) Dancing, c.1934
£1,275.00
Reserved
Colin Gill
Portrait of Winifred Knights, 1921
Edward Halliday
Roof-terrace of the British School at Rome, 1926
£19,750.00
Sir Herbert James Gunn
Self-portrait in Studio at Pembroke Walk, c.1940
£26,500.00
Douglas Percy Bliss
Le Grognard et les Filles: Constantin Guys
£1,900.00
Mary Adshead
Gladstone & Venus, 1931
£1,950.00
Reserved
Victor Hume Moody
Self Portrait, mid 1930’s
Winifred Knights
The Artist in a Dress of her own Design
£7,750.00
Bert Thomas
Walton on the Naze is So Bracing, Savage Club House Dinner, 1937
£500.00
Portrait of John Hassall, Seated at Table, Painting
£1,950.00
Hubert Arthur Finney
Self Portrait, aged 76
£1,375.00
Harry Dixon
Portrait of the Artist Harry Riley, Smoking a Pipe
£4,500.00
Edward Halliday
Royal College Art Class, c.1925
£900.00
James Wood
Self-portrait, c.1918
£5,950.00