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

Sold
Leon Underwood (1890 - 1975)
Cecile on the Sofa, 1920
Edgar Holloway (1914 - 2008)
Self-portrait, (No. 6) 1932
£1,500
Edgar Holloway (1914 - 2008)
The Grey Topper, 1937
£975
Evelyn Dunbar (1906 - 1960)
Industry and Sloth, c.1932
£5,750
Hilda Carline (1889 - 1950)
The Sitting Room at 3 Park Crescent, Oxford, circa 1910
£9,000
Joseph Southall (1861 - 1944)
Anna Elizabeth Baker (study for The Coral Necklace), c.1894
£6,800
Sold
Edith Granger-Taylor (1887 - 1958)
Self-portrait, c.1920
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Edith Granger-Taylor (1887 - 1958)
Self-portrait with Pig Tails, c.1920
Charles Sims (1873 - 1928)
My Pain Beneath Your Sheltering Hand, c.1928
William Strang (1859 - 1921)
Seated Nude (reclining, three quarter view)
£9,750
Harry Bush (1883 - 1957)
Snowfall in the Suburbs – A View from the Artist’s House
£49,000
Sold
Margaret Maitland Howard (1898 - 1983)
Female Nude Seated, Rear View, c.1920
David Tindle (b. 1932)
Self-portrait in a Mirror
£2,950
Robert Austin (1895 - 1973)
My bed, rainy day, 1939
£5,850
Charles H.H. Burleigh (1869 - 1956)
7 Wilbury Crescent, Hove, circa 1900
£9,000
Raymond Ray-Jones (1886 - 1942)
Lamp-light (E.I.P), mid-1920s
£3,200
Sold
Raymond Ray-Jones (1886 - 1942)
Self-portrait Wearing a Hat, c. 1920
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David Foggie (1878 - 1948)
Study of a Young Girl in a Green Dress with Yellow Floral Ornamentation, c.1920
Sold
Richard Carline (1896 - 1980)
Portrait of Gwendolen Carline
Sold
James Miller (1893 - 1987)
Self-portrait, c.1940
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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
£7,750
Charles Mahoney (1903 - 1968)
Kitchen at Oak Cottage, circa 1937
Sold
Mary Potter (1900 - 1981)
Painting for life class, circa 1920
Sold
Gilbert Spencer (1892 - 1979)
Portrait of Doreen Harter, mid 1920’s
Sold
Edward Halliday (1902 - 1984)
Roof-terrace of the British School at Rome, 1926
Barnett Freedman (1901 - 1958)
Portrait of Claudia Guercino, the Artist’s Future Wife
£1,950
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Karl Hagedorn (1889 - 1969)
Self-portrait with Pipe
Barnett Freedman (1901 - 1958)
The Stanhope Street Group, 1926
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Rudolf Sauter (1895 - 1977)
Soldier: Self-portrait of the Artist, 1939
Phyllis Dodd (1899 - 1995)
In the Pentlands, oil on George Rowney Birchmore Board
£9,500
Phoebe Willetts-Dickinson (1917 - 1978)
A Corner of the Artist’s Studio with paintbox on a Windsor chair, late 30’s
£4,750
Reserved
Colin Gill (1892 - 1940)
Portrait of Winifred Knights, 1921
Henry Arthur Riley (1895 - 1966)
Me, 1940-42
£35,000
Frederick Austin (1902 - 1990)
The Artist Dreaming
£4,750
Evelyn Dunbar (1906 - 1960)
Portrait of the artists mother, Florence, on a bentwood rocking chair, c.1930 [HMO 797]
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Geoffrey Hamilton Rhoades (1898 - 1980)
Self-portrait, 1941
Archibald Standish Hartrick (1864 - 1950)
The Creeps, c.1939
£3,450
Robert Austin (1895 - 1973)
Self-portrait in Roman Hat, circa 1925
£9,500
Francis Spear (1902 - 1979)
The Artist’s Boots, 1932
£1,850
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Colin Gill (1892 - 1940)
Self-portrait, 1910
Mary Adshead (1904 - 1995)
Portrait of Daphne Charlton, c. 1935
£11,950
Sold
Gavin Bone (1903 - 1942)
Gavin David Bone, by Himself
Forthcoming
Albert de Belleroche (1864 - 1944)
The Artist’s Studio, La Vieille Chapelle, La Boissière, Châteaudun, circa 1909
Richard Carline (1896 - 1980)
Self-portrait, 1923
Donald Chrisholm Towner (1903 - 1985)
Portrait of Charles Mahoney (1903-1968), 1926
£9,750
Stephen Bone (1904 - 1958)
The artist’s studio, circa 1938
£6,500
Charles Mahoney (1903 - 1968)
The Artist’s Hand with Painted Teasel
£9,750
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
Sold
Albert de Belleroche (1864 - 1944)
The dining room of John Singer Sargent, circa 1884
Alan Sorrell (1904 - 1974)
Self-portrait, Nov 1928
£17,500
Colin Gill (1892 - 1940)
Flora, 1912
£8,750
Percy Horton (1897 - 1970)
Portrait of an artist (possibly Stanley Badmin), c.1925
£8,750
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
£5,750
Sold
Sir Thomas Monnington (1902 - 1976)
Portrait of Winifred Knights, circa 1931
Sold
Arnold Mason (1885 - 1963)
Portrait of Winifred Knights Sleeping, c.1920