Portrait of an Artist

The Laing Art Gallery
11 September 2021 - 26 February 2022

Portrait of an Artist at The Laing Art Gallery.
11 September 2021 – 26 Feburary 2022

Our latest exhibition – Portrait of an Artist – will run until 26th February at The Laing Art Gallery, Newcastle.

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. These will be complemented by masterpieces from the Laing’s own collection, such as those by Duncan Grant, John Singer Sargent, and Sir William Orpen.

Works FEATURED in this Exhibition

Evelyn Dunbar (1906 - 1960)
Industry and Sloth, c.1932
Joseph Southall (1861 - 1944)
Anna Elizabeth Baker (study for The Coral Necklace), c.1894
Edith Granger-Taylor (1887 - 1958)
Self-portrait, c.1920
£5,750.00
Edith Granger-Taylor (1887 - 1958)
Self-portrait with Pig Tails, c.1920
£12,500.00
Charles Sims (1873 - 1928)
My Pain Beneath Your Sheltering Hand, c.1928
Reserved
William Strang (1859 - 1921)
Seated Nude (reclining, three quarter view)
Margaret Maitland Howard (1898 - 1983)
Female Nude Seated, Rear View, c.1920
£8,750.00
Harry Bush (1883 - 1957)
Snowfall in the Suburbs – A View from the Artist’s House
David Tindle (b. 1932)
Self-portrait in a Mirror
£3,800.00
Robert Austin (1895 - 1973)
My bed, rainy day, 1939
£9,800.00
Charles H.H. Burleigh (1869 - 1956)
Still life in the Artist’s Studio , circa 1900
Raymond Ray-Jones (1886 - 1942)
Lamp-light (E.I.P), mid-1920s
£3,200.00
Raymond Ray-Jones (1886 - 1942)
Self-portrait Wearing a Hat, c. 1920
£4,750.00
Sold
David Foggie (1878 - 1948)
Study of a Young Girl in a Green Dress with Yellow Floral Ornamentation, c.1920
Richard Carline (1896 - 1980)
Portrait of Ivy Turner
£19,750.00
Reserved
James Miller (1893 - 1987)
Self-portrait, c.1940
William Roberts (1895 - 1980)
Portrait of May Berry, 1933
Barnett Freedman (1901 - 1958)
The Artist’s Wife, Claudia (née Guercio) at Stanhope Street, c.1926
£13,750.00
Charles Mahoney (1903 - 1968)
Kitchen at Oak Cottage, circa 1937
Sold
Mary Potter (1900 - 1981)
Painting for life class, circa 1920
Forthcoming
Gilbert Spencer (1892 - 1979)
Portrait of Doreen Harter, mid 1920’s
Barnett Freedman (1901 - 1958)
Portrait of Claudia Guercino, the Artist’s Future Wife
£2,850.00
Sold
Karl Hagedorn (1889 - 1969)
Self-portrait with Pipe
Barnett Freedman (1901 - 1958)
The Stanhope Street Group, 1926
Reserved
Rudolf Sauter (1895 - 1977)
Soldier (believed to be a self-portrait), 1939
Phyllis Dodd (1899 - 1995)
In the Pentlands, oil on George Rowney Birchmore Board
Phoebe Peto Willetts (1917 - 1978)
A Corner of the Artist’s Studio with paintbox on a Windsor chair, late 30’s
£4,750.00
Reserved
Colin Gill (1892 - 1940)
Portrait of Winifred Knights, 1921
Reserved
Henry Arthur Riley (1895 - 1966)
Me, 1940-42
Forthcoming
Evelyn Dunbar (1906 - 1960)
Portrait of the artists mother, Florence, on a bentwood rocking chair, c.1930 [HMO 797]
Geoffrey Hamilton Rhoades (1898 - 1980)
Self portrait, 1941
Archibald Standish Hartrick (1864 - 1950)
The Creeps, c.1939
£3,750.00
Robert Austin (1895 - 1973)
Self Portrait in Roman Hat, circa 1925
£11,000.00
Francis Spear (1902 - 1979)
The Artist’s Boots, 1932
£1,850.00
Sold
Colin Gill (1892 - 1940)
Self-portrait, 1910
Mary Adshead (1904 - 1995)
Portrait of Daphne Charlton, c. 1935
£13,500.00
Sold
Gavin Bone (1903 - 1942)
Gavin David Bone, by Himself
Forthcoming
Albert de Belleroche (1864 - 1944)
The Artist’s Studio, La Vieille Chapelle, La Boissi√®re, Ch√¢teaudun, circa 1909
Richard Carline (1896 - 1980)
Self-portrait, 1923
Donald Chrisholm Towner (1903 - 1985)
Portrait of Charles Mahoney (1903-1968), 1926
£9,750.00
Stephen Bone (1904 - 1958)
The artist’s studio, circa 1938
£6,500.00
Charles Mahoney (1903 - 1968)
The Artist’s Hand
£12,750.00
Alan Sorrell (1904 - 1974)
Study for People Seeking After Wisdom, c 1928
Forthcoming
Albert de Belleroche (1864 - 1944)
Les deux petits pots (Les pots jaunes) – circa 1889
Forthcoming
Albert de Belleroche (1864 - 1944)
Bust lenght female nude, 3/4 view, black background – circa 1880
Reserved
Albert de Belleroche (1864 - 1944)
The dining room of John Singer Sargent, circa 1884
Alan Sorrell (1904 - 1974)
Self Portrait, nov 1928
Forthcoming
Colin Gill (1892 - 1940)
Flora
Reserved
Percy Horton (1897 - 1970)
Portrait of an artist (possibly Stanley Badmin), c.1925
Forthcoming
Albert de Belleroche (1864 - 1944)
Still life with blue pot and folded cloth, late 1880’s
Forthcoming
Albert de Belleroche (1864 - 1944)
Discarded slippers, circa 1890
Forthcoming
Albert de Belleroche (1864 - 1944)
Life Study, c.1880
James Wood (1889 - 1975)
Self-portrait, c.1918
£5,950.00
Sir Thomas Monnington (1902 - 1976)
Portrait of Winifred Knights, circa 1931
Sold
Arnold Mason (1885 - 1963)
Portrait of Winifred Knights Sleeping, c.1920