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

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