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

Francis Spear (1902 - 1979)
Girl with Eye’s Shut 1925
£525
Robert Austin (1895 - 1973)
Rendez-vous
£1,200
Douglas Percy Bliss (1900 - 1984)
Pupils of J.L. David Vowing Eternal Loyalty to the Man & his Ideals
£1,900
Barnett Freedman (1901 - 1958)
Portrait of Claudia Guercino, the Artist’s Future Wife
£2,850
Hubert Arthur Finney (1905 - 1991)
In the art class – life model and self portrait
£1,000
William Strang (1859 - 1921)
Standing Nude, Rear View, Arms Raised
£2,950
Sold
Edward Halliday (1902 - 1984)
Roof-terrace of the British School at Rome, 1926
Eric Gill (1882 - 1940)
Self Portrait (Physick 497), 1927
£2,500
Portrait of John Hassall, Seated at Table, Painting
£1,950
Douglas Percy Bliss (1900 - 1984)
Courbet and Baudelaire
£3,950
William Strang (1859 - 1921)
Seated Nude (reclining, three quarter view)
£9,500
Hubert Arthur Finney (1905 - 1991)
Self-portrait by Studio Window, circa 1948
£975
Raymond Ray-Jones (1886 - 1942)
Lamp-light (E.I.P), mid-1920s
£3,200
Richard Carline (1896 - 1980)
Self-portrait, 1923
Frederick Austin (1902 - 1990)
The Artist Dreaming
£3,400
Sold
Francis Dodd (1874 - 1949)
Portrait of Charles Cundall, 1926
Reserved
William Roberts (1895 - 1980)
Portrait of May Berry, 1933
Henry Arthur Riley (1895 - 1966)
Harold Riley in His Studio, c.1950
£1,600
Evelyn Gibbs (1905 - 1991)
Self Portrait, 1927
£1,200
Mary Adshead (1904 - 1995)
Gladstone & Venus, 1931
£1,950
Sold
Robert Austin (1895 - 1973)
Attic Room, Lingard House, with unmade bed, 1930’s
Geoffrey Hamilton Rhoades (1898 - 1980)
Self portrait
£2,850
Archibald Standish Hartrick (1864 - 1950)
The Creeps, c.1939
£3,450
John Hassall (1868 - 1948)
Portrait of Bert Thomas
£970
Reserved
Phyllis Dodd (1899 - 1995)
Self-portrait
Percy Horton (1897 - 1970)
Self Portrait at Easel – c.1940
£9,500
William Strang (1859 - 1921)
Self portrait, 154
£6,500
Portrait of John Hassall Smoking
£1,200
Henry Arthur Riley (1895 - 1966)
Me, 1940-42
£38,000
‘One of the Best’ Portrait of John Hassall, circa 1900
£1,350
Sold
Edith Granger-Taylor (1887 - 1958)
Self-portrait, c.1920
Hilda Carline (1889 - 1950)
Portrait of Gilbert Spencer, circa 1919
£9,750
Winifred Knights (1899 - 1947)
Portrait of Arnold Mason, circa 1919
£2,450
Sold
Alan Sorrell (1904 - 1974)
Self Portrait in Graduation Gown, circa 1927
Noel Rooke (1881 - 1953)
Portrait of the Artist’s Wife, Celia Fiennes, late 1920s
£6,750
John Hassall at Work
£2,700
Sold
Frank Brangwyn (1867 - 1956)
An Allegorical Figure of Painting, 1901
Joseph Simpson (1879 - 1939)
Portrait of D.H. Lawrence (1885-1930)
£4,850
Percy Horton (1897 - 1970)
Portrait of an artist (possibly Stanley Badmin), c.1925
£8,750
Charles Mahoney (1903 - 1968)
Adam and Eve (Mahoney and Dunbar) Dancing, c.1934
£1,275
Karl Hagedorn (1889 - 1969)
Portrait of a young man
£2,400
Evelyn Dunbar (1906 - 1960)
Portrait of the artist Margaret Goodwin
£2,950
William Strang (1859 - 1921)
Reclining Nude
£2,950
Barnett Freedman (1901 - 1958)
The Artist’s Wife, Claudia (née Guercio) at Stanhope Street, c.1926
£7,750
Sold
Mary Potter (1900 - 1981)
Painting for life class, circa 1920
Sold
Arnold Mason (1885 - 1963)
Portrait of Winifred Knights Sleeping, c.1920
Sold
Sir Thomas Monnington (1902 - 1976)
Portrait of Winifred Knights, circa 1931
Reserved
Colin Gill (1892 - 1940)
Portrait of Winifred Knights, 1921
Phyllis Ginger (1907 - 2005)
Self portrait, c.1937
£1,200
Bert Thomas (1883 - 1966)
Walton on the Naze is So Bracing, Savage Club House Dinner, 1937
£500
Alan Sorrell (1904 - 1974)
Sketch for examination competition, People Seeking After Wisdom, March 1,1928
£2,500
Harry Dixon (1888 - 1974)
Portrait of the Artist Harry Riley, Smoking a Pipe
£3,500
Richard Carline (1896 - 1980)
Portrait of Gwendolen Carline
£16,000
Sir Herbert James Gunn (1893 - 1964)
Self-portrait in Studio at Pembroke Walk, c.1940
£9,500
Forthcoming
Winifred Knights (1899 - 1947)
Portrait of Colin Gill, c.1921
1835, L’artiste…
£375
Charles Sims (1873 - 1928)
My Pain Beneath Your Sheltering Hand, c.1928
Richard Carline (1896 - 1980)
Life Study (at St Martins), 1923-24
£3,000
Frank Potter (1885 - 1958)
Self-portrait as an Auxiliary Fireman, c.1941
Charles Mahoney (1903 - 1968)
Still Life with Orange Box and Hand, c.1940
£1,275
Hilda Carline (1889 - 1950)
The Sitting Room at 3 Park Crescent, Oxford, circa 1910
£9,500
Edward Halliday (1902 - 1984)
Portrait of a Fellow Art Student, 1923
£1,400
Sold
Self Portrait
Charles Mahoney (1903 - 1968)
Muses; Study for Self-portrait of the Artist at Work. 1950’s
£3,500
Robert Austin (1895 - 1973)
Self Portrait in Roman Hat, circa 1925
£9,500
Richard Carline (1896 - 1980)
Studio Interior, 1926
Hubert Arthur Finney (1905 - 1991)
Self Portrait, aged 76
£1,375
Edward Halliday (1902 - 1984)
Royal College Art Class, c.1925
£900
Donald Chrisholm Towner (1903 - 1985)
Portrait of Charles Mahoney (1903-1968), 1926
£9,750
Edward Halliday (1902 - 1984)
An Art Student Sketching
£1,100
Douglas Percy Bliss (1900 - 1984)
Paolo Ucello unable to get to bed for “that sweet thing Pespective”, c. 1935
£2,500
Karl Hagedorn (1889 - 1969)
Nude seated with left leg raised; right arm over her bowed head, circa 1910
£1,800
Robert Austin (1895 - 1973)
My bed, rainy day, 1939
£5,850
Sold
David Tindle (b. 1932)
Fire place, 1997
Mary Adshead (1904 - 1995)
Portrait of Daphne Charlton, c. 1935
£11,950
Sold
Heatherley’s Art School, circa 1900
Hubert Arthur Finney (1905 - 1991)
Self Portrait
£975
English School ()
Seeing
£1,200
Frank Brangwyn (1867 - 1956)
Head of Christ II, 1935
£800
Karl Hagedorn (1889 - 1969)
Rhythmical Expression: Full-length Female Nude, c. 1913
£6,500
Randolph Schwabe (1885 - 1948)
Portrait of Francis Dodd, 1916
£975
Douglas Percy Bliss (1900 - 1984)
Le Grognard et les Filles: Constantin Guys
£1,900
Victor Hume Moody (1896 - 1990)
A Corner of the Artist’s Studio, circa 1930
£4,500
Sold
Douglas Stannus Gray (1890 - 1959)
Self-portrait Painting at an Easel Outdoors, 1920
Sold
Portrait of Frank Brangwyn, 1936
Frederick Austin (1902 - 1990)
The Artists Wife, circa 1932
£1,800
Sold
Maxwell Armfield (1881 - 1972)
Profile portrait of a Navaho Indian, circa 1918
Charles Mahoney (1903 - 1968)
The hearth at Oak Cottage, circua 1938
£1,700
David Tindle (b. 1932)
Self-portrait in a Mirror
£3,800
Charles Mahoney (1903 - 1968)
The Artist’s Hand with Painted Thistle
£9,750
Barnett Freedman (1901 - 1958)
The Stanhope Street Group, 1926
Margaret Cook later Margaret (Peggy) Fitton, 1925
£975
Francis Spear (1902 - 1979)
The Artist’s Boots, 1932
£1,850
Evelyn Dunbar (1906 - 1960)
Sketch for Autumn and the Poet.
£900
Reserved
Victor Hume Moody (1896 - 1990)
Self Portrait, mid 1930’s
Frederick Austin (1902 - 1990)
Phylis Austin Sleeping on the Cunard, (1932)
£360
Sold
Edith Granger-Taylor (1887 - 1958)
Self-portrait with Pig Tails, c.1920
Reserved
Leon Underwood (1890 - 1975)
Cecile on the Sofa, 1920
Reserved
Rudolf Sauter (1895 - 1977)
Soldier (believed to be a self-portrait), 1939
Barnett Freedman (1901 - 1958)
Sketch for Portrait of Young Man, mid-1920s
£9,750
Sold
Francis Spear (1902 - 1979)
Self-portrait in a Large Brimmed Black Hat, c.1930
Reserved
Phyllis Dodd (1899 - 1995)
Self Portrait, 1925
Reserved
Alan Sorrell (1904 - 1974)
Early self portrait, circa 1925
Frank Brangwyn (1867 - 1956)
An Allegorical Figure of a Potter, 1901
£800
Sold
Alan Sorrell (1904 - 1974)
Study for People Seeking After Wisdom, 1928
James Wood (1889 - 1975)
Self-portrait, c.1918
£5,950
Sold
James Miller (1893 - 1987)
Self-portrait, c.1940
Sold
Winifred Knights (1899 - 1947)
The Artist in a Dress of her own Design
Sold
Raymond Ray-Jones (1886 - 1942)
Self-portrait Wearing a Hat, c. 1920