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

Geoffrey Hamilton Rhoades (1898 - 1980)
Self portrait
£2,850.00
William Strang (1859 - 1921)
Reclining Nude
£2,950.00
Reserved
Percy Horton (1897 - 1970)
Portrait of an artist (possibly Stanley Badmin), c.1925
Robert Austin (1895 - 1973)
Rendez-vous
£1,200.00
Leon Underwood (1890 - 1975)
Cecile on the Sofa, 1920
Sold
Mary Potter (1900 - 1981)
Painting for life class, circa 1920
Frank Brangwyn (1867 - 1956)
An Allegorical Figure of a Potter, 1901
£800.00
Raymond Ray-Jones (1886 - 1942)
Lamp-light (E.I.P), mid-1920s
£3,200.00
Heatherley’s Art School, circa 1900
Hubert Arthur Finney (1905 - 1991)
In the art class – life model and self portrait
£1,000.00
Margaret Cook later Margaret (Peggy) Fitton, 1925
£975.00
Reserved
Percy Horton (1897 - 1970)
Self Portrait at Easel – c.1940
Francis Spear (1902 - 1979)
Self-portrait in a Large Brimmed Black Hat, c.1930
£950.00
Frank Brangwyn (1867 - 1956)
Head of Christ II, 1935
£800.00
Portrait of John Hassall, Seated at Table, Painting
£1,950.00
Donald Chrisholm Towner (1903 - 1985)
Portrait of Charles Mahoney (1903-1968), 1926
£9,750.00
Reserved
Frank Potter (1885 - 1958)
Self-portrait as an Auxiliary Fireman, c.1941
William Roberts (1895 - 1980)
Portrait of May Berry, 1933
Reserved
Phyllis Dodd (1899 - 1995)
Self-portrait
Richard Carline (1896 - 1980)
Self-portrait, 1923
Hubert Arthur Finney (1905 - 1991)
Self Portrait
£975.00
1835, L’artiste…
£375.00
Richard Carline (1896 - 1980)
Portrait of Ivy Turner
£19,750.00
Karl Hagedorn (1889 - 1969)
Nude seated with left leg raised; right arm over her bowed head, circa 1910
£1,800.00
Evelyn Gibbs (1905 - 1991)
Self Portrait, 1927
£1,200.00
Harry Dixon (1888 - 1974)
Portrait of the Artist Harry Riley, Smoking a Pipe
£4,500.00
Reserved
Rudolf Sauter (1895 - 1977)
Soldier (believed to be a self-portrait), 1939
Karl Hagedorn (1889 - 1969)
Portrait of a young man
£2,400.00
Douglas Percy Bliss (1900 - 1984)
Paolo Ucello unable to get to bed for “that sweet thing Pespective”, c. 1935
£2,500.00
Edith Granger-Taylor (1887 - 1958)
Self-portrait, c.1920
£5,750.00
Edward Halliday (1902 - 1984)
Roof-terrace of the British School at Rome, 1926
£19,750.00
Frederick Austin (1902 - 1990)
Phylis Austin Sleeping on the Cunard, (1932)
£360.00
Edward Halliday (1902 - 1984)
Portrait of a Fellow Art Student, 1923
£1,400.00
Winifred Knights (1899 - 1947)
Portrait of Arnold Mason, circa 1919
£2,450.00
Francis Spear (1902 - 1979)
Girl with Eye’s Shut 1925
£525.00
Reserved
Hilda Carline (1889 - 1950)
Portrait of Gilbert Spencer, circa 1919
Winifred Knights (1899 - 1947)
Portrait of Colin Gill, c.1921
£10,000.00
Mary Adshead (1904 - 1995)
Portrait of Daphne Charlton, c. 1935
£13,500.00
Robert Austin (1895 - 1973)
My bed, rainy day, 1939
£9,800.00
Sold
Arnold Mason (1885 - 1963)
Portrait of Winifred Knights Sleeping, c.1920
Hubert Arthur Finney (1905 - 1991)
Self Portrait, aged 76
£1,375.00
Winifred Knights (1899 - 1947)
The Artist in a Dress of her own Design
£7,750.00
David Tindle (b. 1932)
Self-portrait in a Mirror
£3,800.00
Barnett Freedman (1901 - 1958)
Portrait of Claudia Guercino, the Artist’s Future Wife
£2,850.00
Bert Thomas (1883 - 1966)
Walton on the Naze is So Bracing, Savage Club House Dinner, 1937
£500.00
Reserved
James Miller (1893 - 1987)
Self-portrait, c.1940
Charles Mahoney (1903 - 1968)
Muses; Study for Self-portrait of the Artist at Work. 1950’s
£3,500.00
Karl Hagedorn (1889 - 1969)
Rhythmical Expression: Full-length Female Nude, c. 1913
£12,000.00
Charles Mahoney (1903 - 1968)
The hearth at Oak Cottage, circua 1938
£1,700.00
Reserved
Phyllis Dodd (1899 - 1995)
Self Portrait, 1925
Noel Rooke (1881 - 1953)
Portrait of the Artist’s Wife, Celia Fiennes, late 1920s
£6,750.00
Barnett Freedman (1901 - 1958)
Sketch for Portrait of Young Man, mid-1920s
£9,750.00
Sold
Alan Sorrell (1904 - 1974)
Study for People Seeking After Wisdom, 1928
Sold
Self Portrait
Douglas Percy Bliss (1900 - 1984)
Pupils of J.L. David Vowing Eternal Loyalty to the Man & his Ideals
£1,900.00
Hubert Arthur Finney (1905 - 1991)
Self-portrait by Studio Window, circa 1948
£975.00
English School ()
Seeing
£1,200.00
Douglas Stannus Gray (1890 - 1959)
Self-portrait Painting at an Easel Outdoors, 1920
£7,750.00
William Strang (1859 - 1921)
Self portrait, 154
£6,500.00
Evelyn Dunbar (1906 - 1960)
Sketch for Autumn and the Poet.
£900.00
Sold
Raymond Ray-Jones (1886 - 1942)
Self-portrait Wearing a Hat, c. 1920
Edward Halliday (1902 - 1984)
An Art Student Sketching
£1,100.00
Edward Halliday (1902 - 1984)
Royal College Art Class, c.1925
£900.00
Randolph Schwabe (1885 - 1948)
Portrait of Francis Dodd, 1916
£975.00
David Tindle (b. 1932)
Fire place, 1997
£975.00
Reserved
Alan Sorrell (1904 - 1974)
Early self portrait, circa 1925
Douglas Percy Bliss (1900 - 1984)
Le Grognard et les Filles: Constantin Guys
£1,900.00
Sold
Maxwell Armfield (1881 - 1972)
Profile portrait of a Navaho Indian, circa 1918
Robert Austin (1895 - 1973)
Self Portrait in Roman Hat, circa 1925
£11,000.00
Charles Mahoney (1903 - 1968)
Adam and Eve (Mahoney and Dunbar) Dancing, c.1934
£1,275.00
Eric Gill (1882 - 1940)
Self Portrait (Physick 497), 1927
£2,500.00
Sir Herbert James Gunn (1893 - 1964)
Self-portrait in Studio at Pembroke Walk, c.1940
Sold
Francis Dodd (1874 - 1949)
Portrait of Charles Cundall, 1926
Frederick Austin (1902 - 1990)
The Artists Wife, circa 1932
£1,800.00
Sold
Portrait of Frank Brangwyn, 1936
Reserved
Henry Arthur Riley (1895 - 1966)
Me, 1940-42
Richard Carline (1896 - 1980)
Life Study (at St Martins), 1923-24
£3,000.00
James Wood (1889 - 1975)
Self-portrait, c.1918
£5,950.00
Archibald Standish Hartrick (1864 - 1950)
The Creeps, c.1939
£3,750.00
Reserved
Colin Gill (1892 - 1940)
Portrait of Winifred Knights, 1921
Frank Brangwyn (1867 - 1956)
An Allegorical Figure of Painting, 1901
£800.00
William Strang (1859 - 1921)
Standing Nude, Rear View, Arms Raised
£2,950.00
Robert Austin (1895 - 1973)
Attic Room, Lingard House, with unmade bed, 1930’s
£1,950.00
Mary Adshead (1904 - 1995)
Gladstone & Venus, 1931
£1,950.00
Phyllis Ginger (1907 - 2005)
Self portrait, c.1937
£1,800.00
Barnett Freedman (1901 - 1958)
The Artist’s Wife, Claudia (née Guercio) at Stanhope Street, c.1926
£13,750.00
Richard Carline (1896 - 1980)
Studio Interior, 1926
Hilda Carline (1889 - 1950)
The Sitting Room at 3 Park Crescent, Oxford, circa 1910
£12,000.00
Barnett Freedman (1901 - 1958)
The Stanhope Street Group, 1926
John Hassall at Work
£2,700.00
Reserved
Victor Hume Moody (1896 - 1990)
Self Portrait, mid 1930’s
John Hassall (1868 - 1948)
Portrait of Bert Thomas
£970.00
Edith Granger-Taylor (1887 - 1958)
Self-portrait with Pig Tails, c.1920
£12,500.00
Sir Thomas Monnington (1902 - 1976)
Portrait of Winifred Knights, circa 1931
Victor Hume Moody (1896 - 1990)
A Corner of the Artist’s Studio, circa 1930
£4,500.00
Portrait of John Hassall Smoking
£1,200.00
‘One of the Best’ Portrait of John Hassall, circa 1900
£1,350.00
Charles Mahoney (1903 - 1968)
The Artist’s Hand
£12,750.00
Charles Sims (1873 - 1928)
My Pain Beneath Your Sheltering Hand, c.1928
Sold
Alan Sorrell (1904 - 1974)
Self Portrait in Graduation Gown, circa 1927
Evelyn Dunbar (1906 - 1960)
Portrait of the artist Margaret Goodwin
£2,950.00
Francis Spear (1902 - 1979)
The Artist’s Boots, 1932
£1,850.00
Reserved
William Strang (1859 - 1921)
Seated Nude (reclining, three quarter view)
Joseph Simpson (1879 - 1939)
Portrait of D.H. Lawrence (1885-1930)
£4,850.00
Frederick Austin (1902 - 1990)
The Artist Dreaming
£3,400.00
Alan Sorrell (1904 - 1974)
Sketch for examination competition, People Seeking After Wisdom, March 1,1928
£2,500.00
Charles Mahoney (1903 - 1968)
Still Life with Orange Box and Hand, c.1940
£1,275.00
Douglas Percy Bliss (1900 - 1984)
Courbet and Baudelaire
£3,950.00
Henry Arthur Riley (1895 - 1966)
Harold Riley in His Studio, c.1950
£1,600.00