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

English School ()
Seeing
£1,200.00
Douglas Percy Bliss (1900 - 1984)
Le Grognard et les Filles: Constantin Guys
£1,900.00
Victor Hume Moody (1896 - 1990)
A Corner of the Artist’s Studio, circa 1930
£4,500.00
Sir Herbert James Gunn (1893 - 1964)
Self-portrait in Studio at Pembroke Walk, c.1940
£12,750.00
Francis Spear (1902 - 1979)
Girl with Eye’s Shut 1925
£525.00
William Strang (1859 - 1921)
Standing Nude, Rear View, Arms Raised
£2,950.00
Edith Granger-Taylor (1887 - 1958)
Self-portrait with Pig Tails, c.1920
£12,500.00
Sold
Sir Thomas Monnington (1902 - 1976)
Portrait of Winifred Knights, circa 1931
Edward Halliday (1902 - 1984)
An Art Student Sketching
£1,100.00
Randolph Schwabe (1885 - 1948)
Portrait of Francis Dodd, 1916
£975.00
Charles Mahoney (1903 - 1968)
The Artist’s Hand with Painted Thistle
£9,750.00
Henry Arthur Riley (1895 - 1966)
Harold Riley in His Studio, c.1950
£1,600.00
Charles Mahoney (1903 - 1968)
Muses; Study for Self-portrait of the Artist at Work. 1950’s
£3,500.00
Evelyn Gibbs (1905 - 1991)
Self Portrait, 1927
£1,200.00
Barnett Freedman (1901 - 1958)
The Stanhope Street Group, 1926
Frederick Austin (1902 - 1990)
The Artists Wife, circa 1932
£1,800.00
Noel Rooke (1881 - 1953)
Portrait of the Artist’s Wife, Celia Fiennes, late 1920s
£6,750.00
John Hassall at Work
£2,700.00
Frank Brangwyn (1867 - 1956)
Head of Christ II, 1935
£800.00
Mary Adshead (1904 - 1995)
Portrait of Daphne Charlton, c. 1935
£13,500.00
Reserved
Phyllis Dodd (1899 - 1995)
Self-portrait
Edward Halliday (1902 - 1984)
Roof-terrace of the British School at Rome, 1926
£19,750.00
Edward Halliday (1902 - 1984)
Royal College Art Class, c.1925
£900.00
Richard Carline (1896 - 1980)
Portrait of Ivy Turner
£19,750.00
Douglas Percy Bliss (1900 - 1984)
Pupils of J.L. David Vowing Eternal Loyalty to the Man & his Ideals
£1,900.00
Reserved
Henry Arthur Riley (1895 - 1966)
Me, 1940-42
William Roberts (1895 - 1980)
Portrait of May Berry, 1933
Sold
Raymond Ray-Jones (1886 - 1942)
Self-portrait Wearing a Hat, c. 1920
Edith Granger-Taylor (1887 - 1958)
Self-portrait, c.1920
£5,750.00
Sold
Alan Sorrell (1904 - 1974)
Self Portrait in Graduation Gown, circa 1927
Reserved
Rudolf Sauter (1895 - 1977)
Soldier (believed to be a self-portrait), 1939
William Strang (1859 - 1921)
Seated Nude (reclining, three quarter view)
£9,500.00
Sold
Mary Potter (1900 - 1981)
Painting for life class, circa 1920
Winifred Knights (1899 - 1947)
The Artist in a Dress of her own Design
£7,750.00
Reserved
Percy Horton (1897 - 1970)
Self Portrait at Easel – c.1940
Joseph Simpson (1879 - 1939)
Portrait of D.H. Lawrence (1885-1930)
£4,850.00
Portrait of John Hassall Smoking
£1,200.00
Douglas Percy Bliss (1900 - 1984)
Courbet and Baudelaire
£3,950.00
Francis Spear (1902 - 1979)
The Artist’s Boots, 1932
£1,850.00
Reserved
Phyllis Dodd (1899 - 1995)
Self Portrait, 1925
Sold
Self Portrait
‘One of the Best’ Portrait of John Hassall, circa 1900
£1,350.00
Robert Austin (1895 - 1973)
Rendez-vous
£1,200.00
Barnett Freedman (1901 - 1958)
Portrait of Claudia Guercino, the Artist’s Future Wife
£2,850.00
Hubert Arthur Finney (1905 - 1991)
Self-portrait by Studio Window, circa 1948
£975.00
Reserved
Colin Gill (1892 - 1940)
Portrait of Winifred Knights, 1921
Margaret Cook later Margaret (Peggy) Fitton, 1925
£975.00
Winifred Knights (1899 - 1947)
Portrait of Arnold Mason, circa 1919
£2,450.00
Douglas Percy Bliss (1900 - 1984)
Paolo Ucello unable to get to bed for “that sweet thing Pespective”, c. 1935
£2,500.00
Sold
Maxwell Armfield (1881 - 1972)
Profile portrait of a Navaho Indian, circa 1918
Sold
James Miller (1893 - 1987)
Self-portrait, c.1940
Barnett Freedman (1901 - 1958)
The Artist’s Wife, Claudia (née Guercio) at Stanhope Street, c.1926
£13,750.00
Douglas Stannus Gray (1890 - 1959)
Self-portrait Painting at an Easel Outdoors, 1920
£7,750.00
Bert Thomas (1883 - 1966)
Walton on the Naze is So Bracing, Savage Club House Dinner, 1937
£500.00
Barnett Freedman (1901 - 1958)
Sketch for Portrait of Young Man, mid-1920s
£9,750.00
William Strang (1859 - 1921)
Reclining Nude
£2,950.00
Hubert Arthur Finney (1905 - 1991)
Self Portrait
£975.00
Sold
Francis Dodd (1874 - 1949)
Portrait of Charles Cundall, 1926
Edward Halliday (1902 - 1984)
Portrait of a Fellow Art Student, 1923
£1,400.00
Richard Carline (1896 - 1980)
Life Study (at St Martins), 1923-24
£3,000.00
Francis Spear (1902 - 1979)
Self-portrait in a Large Brimmed Black Hat, c.1930
£950.00
Frederick Austin (1902 - 1990)
The Artist Dreaming
£3,400.00
Charles Sims (1873 - 1928)
My Pain Beneath Your Sheltering Hand, c.1928
Sold
Heatherley’s Art School, circa 1900
1835, L’artiste…
£375.00
Leon Underwood (1890 - 1975)
Cecile on the Sofa, 1920
Archibald Standish Hartrick (1864 - 1950)
The Creeps, c.1939
£3,450.00
Karl Hagedorn (1889 - 1969)
Portrait of a young man
£2,400.00
Evelyn Dunbar (1906 - 1960)
Portrait of the artist Margaret Goodwin
£2,950.00
Sold
Alan Sorrell (1904 - 1974)
Study for People Seeking After Wisdom, 1928
Hubert Arthur Finney (1905 - 1991)
In the art class – life model and self portrait
£1,000.00
Phyllis Ginger (1907 - 2005)
Self portrait, c.1937
£1,200.00
Sold
Portrait of Frank Brangwyn, 1936
Alan Sorrell (1904 - 1974)
Sketch for examination competition, People Seeking After Wisdom, March 1,1928
£2,500.00
Raymond Ray-Jones (1886 - 1942)
Lamp-light (E.I.P), mid-1920s
£3,200.00
Reserved
Victor Hume Moody (1896 - 1990)
Self Portrait, mid 1930’s
Reserved
Hilda Carline (1889 - 1950)
Portrait of Gilbert Spencer, circa 1919
Sold
Robert Austin (1895 - 1973)
Attic Room, Lingard House, with unmade bed, 1930’s
Frank Brangwyn (1867 - 1956)
An Allegorical Figure of Painting, 1901
£800.00
Hilda Carline (1889 - 1950)
The Sitting Room at 3 Park Crescent, Oxford, circa 1910
£12,750.00
Reserved
Frank Potter (1885 - 1958)
Self-portrait as an Auxiliary Fireman, c.1941
Eric Gill (1882 - 1940)
Self Portrait (Physick 497), 1927
£2,500.00
Karl Hagedorn (1889 - 1969)
Rhythmical Expression: Full-length Female Nude, c. 1913
£12,000.00
David Tindle (b. 1932)
Self-portrait in a Mirror
£3,800.00
Hubert Arthur Finney (1905 - 1991)
Self Portrait, aged 76
£1,375.00
Sold
Arnold Mason (1885 - 1963)
Portrait of Winifred Knights Sleeping, c.1920
Geoffrey Hamilton Rhoades (1898 - 1980)
Self portrait
£2,850.00
Charles Mahoney (1903 - 1968)
The hearth at Oak Cottage, circua 1938
£1,700.00
James Wood (1889 - 1975)
Self-portrait, c.1918
£5,950.00
Robert Austin (1895 - 1973)
Self Portrait in Roman Hat, circa 1925
£9,500.00
Winifred Knights (1899 - 1947)
Portrait of Colin Gill, c.1921
£10,000.00
Frederick Austin (1902 - 1990)
Phylis Austin Sleeping on the Cunard, (1932)
£360.00
Karl Hagedorn (1889 - 1969)
Nude seated with left leg raised; right arm over her bowed head, circa 1910
£1,800.00
Harry Dixon (1888 - 1974)
Portrait of the Artist Harry Riley, Smoking a Pipe
£4,500.00
William Strang (1859 - 1921)
Self portrait, 154
£6,500.00
Charles Mahoney (1903 - 1968)
Still Life with Orange Box and Hand, c.1940
£1,275.00
Evelyn Dunbar (1906 - 1960)
Sketch for Autumn and the Poet.
£900.00
Portrait of John Hassall, Seated at Table, Painting
£1,950.00
Charles Mahoney (1903 - 1968)
Adam and Eve (Mahoney and Dunbar) Dancing, c.1934
£1,275.00
Robert Austin (1895 - 1973)
My bed, rainy day, 1939
£5,850.00
Frank Brangwyn (1867 - 1956)
An Allegorical Figure of a Potter, 1901
£800.00
Reserved
Alan Sorrell (1904 - 1974)
Early self portrait, circa 1925
Sold
David Tindle (b. 1932)
Fire place, 1997
John Hassall (1868 - 1948)
Portrait of Bert Thomas
£970.00
Donald Chrisholm Towner (1903 - 1985)
Portrait of Charles Mahoney (1903-1968), 1926
£9,750.00
Richard Carline (1896 - 1980)
Studio Interior, 1926
Reserved
Percy Horton (1897 - 1970)
Portrait of an artist (possibly Stanley Badmin), c.1925
Mary Adshead (1904 - 1995)
Gladstone & Venus, 1931
£1,950.00
Richard Carline (1896 - 1980)
Self-portrait, 1923