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

Raymond Ray-Jones (1886 - 1942)
Lamp-light (E.I.P), mid-1920s
£3,200.00
Barnett Freedman (1901 - 1958)
Sketch for Portrait of Young Man, mid-1920s
£9,750.00
Edith Granger-Taylor (1887 - 1958)
Self-portrait, c.1920
£5,750.00
Reserved
William Strang (1859 - 1921)
Seated Nude (reclining, three quarter view)
Edward Halliday (1902 - 1984)
An Art Student Sketching
£1,100.00
Frederick Austin (1902 - 1990)
The Artist Dreaming
£3,400.00
James Wood (1889 - 1975)
Self-portrait, c.1918
£5,950.00
Charles Mahoney (1903 - 1968)
The Artist’s Hand
£12,750.00
Bert Thomas (1883 - 1966)
Walton on the Naze is So Bracing, Savage Club House Dinner, 1937
£500.00
Archibald Standish Hartrick (1864 - 1950)
The Creeps, c.1939
£3,750.00
Barnett Freedman (1901 - 1958)
The Artist’s Wife, Claudia (née Guercio) at Stanhope Street, c.1926
£13,750.00
Sold
Alan Sorrell (1904 - 1974)
Self Portrait in Graduation Gown, circa 1927
Frederick Austin (1902 - 1990)
The Artists Wife, circa 1932
£1,800.00
Charles Mahoney (1903 - 1968)
Still Life with Orange Box and Hand, c.1940
£1,275.00
Leon Underwood (1890 - 1975)
Cecile on the Sofa, 1920
Richard Carline (1896 - 1980)
Life Study (at St Martins), 1923-24
£3,000.00
Hubert Arthur Finney (1905 - 1991)
Self-portrait by Studio Window, circa 1948
£1,775.00
Richard Carline (1896 - 1980)
Portrait of Ivy Turner
£19,750.00
Edward Halliday (1902 - 1984)
Roof-terrace of the British School at Rome, 1926
£19,750.00
Frank Brangwyn (1867 - 1956)
An Allegorical Figure of Painting, 1901
£800.00
Robert Austin (1895 - 1973)
My bed, rainy day, 1939
£9,800.00
Randolph Schwabe (1885 - 1948)
Portrait of Francis Dodd, 1916
£975.00
Sold
Mary Potter (1900 - 1981)
Painting for life class, circa 1920
Heatherley’s Art School, circa 1900
Sold
Francis Dodd (1874 - 1949)
Portrait of Charles Cundall, 1926
Charles Mahoney (1903 - 1968)
Muses; Study for Self-portrait of the Artist at Work. 1950’s
£3,500.00
Francis Spear (1902 - 1979)
The Artist’s Boots, 1932
£1,850.00
Edward Halliday (1902 - 1984)
Portrait of a Fellow Art Student, 1923
£1,400.00
Karl Hagedorn (1889 - 1969)
Rhythmical Expression: Full-length Female Nude, c. 1913
£12,000.00
Sir Herbert James Gunn (1893 - 1964)
Self-portrait in Studio at Pembroke Walk, c.1940
1835, L’artiste…
£375.00
Donald Chrisholm Towner (1903 - 1985)
Portrait of Charles Mahoney (1903-1968), 1926
£9,750.00
Reserved
Percy Horton (1897 - 1970)
Self Portrait at Easel – c.1940
William Strang (1859 - 1921)
Standing Nude, Rear View, Arms Raised
£2,950.00
Reserved
Phyllis Dodd (1899 - 1995)
Self-portrait
Reserved
Rudolf Sauter (1895 - 1977)
Soldier (believed to be a self-portrait), 1939
Edward Halliday (1902 - 1984)
Royal College Art Class, c.1925
£900.00
Reserved
Frank Potter (1885 - 1958)
Self-portrait as an Auxiliary Fireman, c.1941
Reserved
Percy Horton (1897 - 1970)
Portrait of an artist (possibly Stanley Badmin), c.1925
Portrait of John Hassall Smoking
£1,200.00
Hubert Arthur Finney (1905 - 1991)
Self Portrait, aged 76
£1,375.00
Henry Arthur Riley (1895 - 1966)
Harold Riley in His Studio, c.1950
£1,600.00
Douglas Percy Bliss (1900 - 1984)
Paolo Ucello unable to get to bed for “that sweet thing Pespective”, c. 1935
£2,500.00
Reserved
James Miller (1893 - 1987)
Self-portrait, c.1940
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
£1,200.00
Winifred Knights (1899 - 1947)
Portrait of Arnold Mason, circa 1919
£2,450.00
Charles Mahoney (1903 - 1968)
Adam and Eve (Mahoney and Dunbar) Dancing, c.1934
£1,275.00
‘One of the Best’ Portrait of John Hassall, circa 1900
£1,350.00
Charles Sims (1873 - 1928)
My Pain Beneath Your Sheltering Hand, c.1928
Reserved
Victor Hume Moody (1896 - 1990)
Self Portrait, mid 1930’s
Sir Thomas Monnington (1902 - 1976)
Portrait of Winifred Knights, circa 1931
Charles Mahoney (1903 - 1968)
The hearth at Oak Cottage, circua 1938
£1,700.00
Frank Brangwyn (1867 - 1956)
Head of Christ II, 1935
£800.00
Winifred Knights (1899 - 1947)
Portrait of Colin Gill, c.1921
£10,000.00
William Strang (1859 - 1921)
Self portrait, 154
£6,500.00
Reserved
Henry Arthur Riley (1895 - 1966)
Me, 1940-42
Joseph Simpson (1879 - 1939)
Portrait of D.H. Lawrence (1885-1930)
£4,850.00
Reserved
Alan Sorrell (1904 - 1974)
Early self portrait, circa 1925
Evelyn Dunbar (1906 - 1960)
Portrait of the artist Margaret Goodwin
£2,950.00
Karl Hagedorn (1889 - 1969)
Nude seated with left leg raised; right arm over her bowed head, circa 1910
£1,800.00
Raymond Ray-Jones (1886 - 1942)
Self-portrait Wearing a Hat, c. 1920
£4,750.00
Francis Spear (1902 - 1979)
Girl with Eye’s Shut 1925
£525.00
David Tindle (b. 1932)
Fire place, 1997
£975.00
David Tindle (b. 1932)
Self-portrait in a Mirror
£3,800.00
Evelyn Dunbar (1906 - 1960)
Sketch for Autumn and the Poet.
£900.00
Edith Granger-Taylor (1887 - 1958)
Self-portrait with Pig Tails, c.1920
£12,500.00
Mary Adshead (1904 - 1995)
Portrait of Daphne Charlton, c. 1935
£13,500.00
Karl Hagedorn (1889 - 1969)
Portrait of a young man
£2,400.00
Evelyn Gibbs (1905 - 1991)
Self Portrait, 1927
£1,200.00
John Hassall at Work
£2,700.00
Richard Carline (1896 - 1980)
Self-portrait, 1923
Frank Brangwyn (1867 - 1956)
An Allegorical Figure of a Potter, 1901
£800.00
Sold
Arnold Mason (1885 - 1963)
Portrait of Winifred Knights Sleeping, c.1920
Portrait of John Hassall, Seated at Table, Painting
£1,950.00
Phyllis Ginger (1907 - 2005)
Self portrait, c.1937
£1,800.00
Eric Gill (1882 - 1940)
Self Portrait (Physick 497), 1927
£2,500.00
Richard Carline (1896 - 1980)
Studio Interior, 1926
Hilda Carline (1889 - 1950)
The Sitting Room at 3 Park Crescent, Oxford, circa 1910
£12,000.00
Douglas Percy Bliss (1900 - 1984)
Pupils of J.L. David Vowing Eternal Loyalty to the Man & his Ideals
£1,900.00
John Hassall (1868 - 1948)
Portrait of Bert Thomas
£970.00
William Roberts (1895 - 1980)
Portrait of May Berry, 1933
Reserved
Phyllis Dodd (1899 - 1995)
Self Portrait, 1925
Barnett Freedman (1901 - 1958)
Portrait of Claudia Guercino, the Artist’s Future Wife
£2,850.00
Alan Sorrell (1904 - 1974)
Sketch for examination competition, People Seeking After Wisdom, March 1,1928
£2,500.00
Barnett Freedman (1901 - 1958)
The Stanhope Street Group, 1926
Reserved
Hilda Carline (1889 - 1950)
Portrait of Gilbert Spencer, circa 1919
Geoffrey Hamilton Rhoades (1898 - 1980)
Self portrait
£2,850.00
Sold
Self Portrait
Douglas Percy Bliss (1900 - 1984)
Courbet and Baudelaire
£3,950.00
Harry Dixon (1888 - 1974)
Portrait of the Artist Harry Riley, Smoking a Pipe
£4,500.00
Noel Rooke (1881 - 1953)
Portrait of the Artist’s Wife, Celia Fiennes, late 1920s
£6,750.00
Robert Austin (1895 - 1973)
Attic Room, Lingard House, with unmade bed, 1930’s
£1,950.00
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
Douglas Stannus Gray (1890 - 1959)
Self-portrait Painting at an Easel Outdoors, 1920
£7,750.00
Frederick Austin (1902 - 1990)
Phylis Austin Sleeping on the Cunard, (1932)
£360.00
Robert Austin (1895 - 1973)
Self Portrait in Roman Hat, circa 1925
£11,000.00
Mary Adshead (1904 - 1995)
Gladstone & Venus, 1931
£1,950.00
Victor Hume Moody (1896 - 1990)
A Corner of the Artist’s Studio, circa 1930
£4,500.00
English School ()
Seeing
£1,200.00
Hubert Arthur Finney (1905 - 1991)
Self Portrait
£1,500.00
Francis Spear (1902 - 1979)
Self-portrait in a Large Brimmed Black Hat, c.1930
£950.00
William Strang (1859 - 1921)
Reclining Nude
£2,950.00
Sold
Portrait of Frank Brangwyn, 1936
Robert Austin (1895 - 1973)
Rendez-vous
£1,200.00
Winifred Knights (1899 - 1947)
The Artist in a Dress of her own Design
£7,750.00
Reserved
Colin Gill (1892 - 1940)
Portrait of Winifred Knights, 1921
Margaret Cook later Margaret (Peggy) Fitton, 1925
£975.00