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

Edward Halliday (1902 - 1984)
An Art Student Sketching
£1,100
Charles Mahoney (1903 - 1968)
Muses; Study for Self-portrait of the Artist at Work. 1950’s
£3,500
Sold
Francis Spear (1902 - 1979)
Self-portrait in a Large Brimmed Black Hat, c.1930
Hubert Arthur Finney (1905 - 1991)
Self-portrait by Studio Window, circa 1948
£975
Eric Gill (1882 - 1940)
Self Portrait (Physick 497), 1927
£1,350
William Strang (1859 - 1921)
Reclining Nude
£2,950
Karl Hagedorn (1889 - 1969)
Nude seated with left leg raised; right arm over her bowed head, circa 1910
£1,800
Henry Arthur Riley (1895 - 1966)
Self-portrait in the Studio, c. 1950
£975
Robert Austin (1895 - 1973)
Rendez-vous
£1,200
Reserved
Phyllis Dodd (1899 - 1995)
Self-portrait
Frank Brangwyn (1867 - 1956)
An Allegorical Figure of a Potter, 1901
£800
William Strang (1859 - 1921)
Standing Nude, Rear View, Arms Raised
£2,950
Percy Horton (1897 - 1970)
Self Portrait at Easel – c.1940
£9,500
Sold
William Roberts (1895 - 1980)
Portrait of May Berry, 1933
Frederick Austin (1902 - 1990)
Phylis Austin Sleeping on the Cunard, (1932)
£360
Sold
Frank Potter (1885 - 1958)
Self-portrait as an Auxiliary Fireman, c.1941
Alan Sorrell (1904 - 1974)
Sketch for examination competition, People Seeking After Wisdom, March 1,1928
£2,500
Douglas Percy Bliss (1900 - 1984)
Le Grognard et les Filles: Constantin Guys
£1,900
Sold
James Miller (1893 - 1987)
Self-portrait, c.1940
Sold
Edward Halliday (1902 - 1984)
Roof-terrace of the British School at Rome, 1926
Charles Sims (1873 - 1928)
My Pain Beneath Your Sheltering Hand, c.1928
Barnett Freedman (1901 - 1958)
Portrait of Claudia Guercino, the Artist’s Future Wife
£1,950
Mary Adshead (1904 - 1995)
Gladstone & Venus, 1931
£1,950
Sold
Hilda Carline (1889 - 1950)
Portrait of Gilbert Spencer, circa 1919
Evelyn Dunbar (1906 - 1960)
Sketch for Autumn and the Poet.
£900
Sir Herbert James Gunn (1893 - 1964)
Self-portrait in Studio at Pembroke Walk, c.1940
£14,500
Archibald Standish Hartrick (1864 - 1950)
The Creeps, c.1939
£3,450
Alan Sorrell (1904 - 1974)
Early Self-portrait, circa 1925
£1,200
Sold
Richard Carline (1896 - 1980)
Portrait of Gwendolen Carline
Reserved
Phyllis Dodd (1899 - 1995)
Self Portrait, 1925
1835, L’artiste…
£375
Charles Mahoney (1903 - 1968)
Still Life with Orange Box and Hand, c.1940
£1,275
Hubert Arthur Finney (1905 - 1991)
Self Portrait, aged 76
£1,375
Sold
Rudolf Sauter (1895 - 1977)
Soldier: Self-portrait of the Artist, 1939
Edward Halliday (1902 - 1984)
Portrait of a Fellow Art Student, 1923
£1,400
Edward Halliday (1902 - 1984)
Royal College Art Class, c.1925
£900
English School ()
Seeing
£1,200
Francis Spear (1902 - 1979)
Girl with Eye’s Shut 1925
£525
Randolph Schwabe (1885 - 1948)
Portrait of Francis Dodd, 1916
£675
Sold
Edith Granger-Taylor (1887 - 1958)
Self-portrait with Pig Tails, c.1920
Noel Rooke (1881 - 1953)
Portrait of the Artist’s Wife, Celia Fiennes, late 1920s
£6,750
Sold
Mary Potter (1900 - 1981)
Painting for life class, circa 1920
Sold
Alan Sorrell (1904 - 1974)
Study for People Seeking After Wisdom, 1928
Barnett Freedman (1901 - 1958)
Sketch for Portrait of Young Man, mid-1920s
£9,750
James Wood (1889 - 1975)
Self-portrait, c.1918
£5,750
Donald Chrisholm Towner (1903 - 1985)
Portrait of Charles Mahoney (1903-1968), 1926
£9,750
Sold
Winifred Knights (1899 - 1947)
The Artist in a Dress of her own Design
Sold
Geoffrey Hamilton Rhoades (1898 - 1980)
Self-portrait
Charles Mahoney (1903 - 1968)
Adam and Eve (Mahoney and Dunbar) Dancing, c.1934
£1,275
Richard Carline (1896 - 1980)
Life Study (at St Martins), 1923-24
£3,000
Sold
Maxwell Armfield (1881 - 1972)
Profile portrait of a Navaho Indian, circa 1918
Robert Austin (1895 - 1973)
My bed, rainy day, 1939
£5,850
Reserved
Evelyn Gibbs (1905 - 1991)
Self-portrait, 1927
£1,200
Sold
Frank Brangwyn (1867 - 1956)
An Allegorical Figure of Painting, 1901
Sold
Phyllis Ginger (1907 - 2005)
Self portrait, c.1937
Forthcoming
Evelyn Dunbar (1906 - 1960)
Portrait of the artist Margaret Goodwin
John Hassall at Work
£2,700
Victor Hume Moody (1896 - 1990)
A Corner of the Artist’s Studio, circa 1930
£4,500
Sold
Sir Thomas Monnington (1902 - 1976)
Portrait of Winifred Knights, circa 1931
Barnett Freedman (1901 - 1958)
The Stanhope Street Group, 1926
Sold
David Tindle (b. 1932)
Fire place, 1997
Sold
Raymond Ray-Jones (1886 - 1942)
Self-portrait Wearing a Hat, c. 1920
Douglas Percy Bliss (1900 - 1984)
Paolo Ucello unable to get to bed for “that sweet thing Pespective”, c. 1935
£2,500
William Strang (1859 - 1921)
Seated Nude (reclining, three quarter view)
£9,750
Sold
Winifred Knights (1899 - 1947)
Portrait of Colin Gill, c.1921
Portrait of John Hassall, Seated at Table, Painting
£1,950
Sold
Edith Granger-Taylor (1887 - 1958)
Self-portrait, c.1920
Charles Mahoney (1903 - 1968)
The hearth at Oak Cottage, circua 1938
£1,700
Sold
Winifred Knights (1899 - 1947)
Portrait of Arnold Mason, circa 1919
Hubert Arthur Finney (1905 - 1991)
In the art class – life model and self portrait
£1,000
Percy Horton (1897 - 1970)
Portrait of an artist (possibly Stanley Badmin), c.1925
£8,750
Frank Brangwyn (1867 - 1956)
Head of Christ II, 1935
£800
Sold
Alan Sorrell (1904 - 1974)
Self Portrait in Graduation Gown, circa 1927
Sold
Robert Austin (1895 - 1973)
Attic Room, Lingard House, with unmade bed, 1930’s
Sold
Heatherley’s Art School, circa 1900
Bert Thomas (1883 - 1966)
Walton on the Naze is So Bracing, Savage Club House Dinner, 1937
£500
Sold
Francis Dodd (1874 - 1949)
Portrait of Charles Cundall, 1926
Douglas Percy Bliss (1900 - 1984)
Pupils of J.L. David Vowing Eternal Loyalty to the Man & his Ideals
£1,900
Karl Hagedorn (1889 - 1969)
Rhythmical Expression: Full-length Female Nude, c. 1913
£6,500
Barnett Freedman (1901 - 1958)
The Artist’s Wife, Claudia (née Guercio) at Stanhope Street, c.1926
£7,750
Charles Mahoney (1903 - 1968)
The Artist’s Hand with Painted Teasel
£9,750
Frederick Austin (1902 - 1990)
The Artist Dreaming
£4,750
Sold
William Strang (1859 - 1921)
Self portrait, 154
Sold
Arnold Mason (1885 - 1963)
Portrait of Winifred Knights Sleeping, c.1920
Richard Carline (1896 - 1980)
Self-portrait, 1923
Francis Spear (1902 - 1979)
The Artist’s Boots, 1932
£1,850
Sold
Colin Gill (1892 - 1940)
Portrait of Winifred Knights, 1921
John Hassall (1868 - 1948)
Portrait of Bert Thomas
£975
Frederick Austin (1902 - 1990)
The Artists Wife, circa 1932
£1,800
Richard Carline (1896 - 1980)
Studio Interior, 1926
Portrait of John Hassall Smoking
£1,200
Mary Adshead (1904 - 1995)
Portrait of Daphne Charlton, c. 1935
£11,950
Douglas Percy Bliss (1900 - 1984)
Courbet and Baudelaire
£3,950
Sold
Portrait of Frank Brangwyn, 1936
David Tindle (b. 1932)
Self-portrait in a Mirror
£2,950
‘One of the Best’ Portrait of John Hassall, circa 1900
£1,350
Raymond Ray-Jones (1886 - 1942)
Lamp-light (E.I.P), mid-1920s
£3,200
Margaret Cook later Margaret (Peggy) Fitton, 1925
£975
Sold
Self Portrait
Robert Austin (1895 - 1973)
Self-portrait in Roman Hat, circa 1925
£9,500
Reserved
Victor Hume Moody (1896 - 1990)
Self Portrait, mid 1930’s
Hubert Arthur Finney (1905 - 1991)
Self Portrait
£975
Karl Hagedorn (1889 - 1969)
Portrait of a young man
£2,400
Joseph Simpson (1879 - 1939)
Portrait of D.H. Lawrence (1885-1930)
£4,850
Sold
Leon Underwood (1890 - 1975)
Cecile on the Sofa, 1920
Sold
Douglas Stannus Gray (1890 - 1959)
Self-portrait Painting at an Easel Outdoors, 1920
Harry Dixon (1888 - 1974)
Portrait of the Artist Harry Riley, Smoking a Pipe
£3,500
Henry Arthur Riley (1895 - 1966)
Me, 1940-42
£35,000
Hilda Carline (1889 - 1950)
The Sitting Room at 3 Park Crescent, Oxford, circa 1910
£9,000