Literature: Llewellyn, Sacha, and Paul Liss. Portrait of an Artist. Liss Llewellyn, 2021, p.267.
Self-portrait Painting at an Easel Outdoors, 1920, will be featured as one of the images in our forthcoming on line exhibition: Hidden Gems, Season Two: Portrait of an Artist
Exhibited: Spink, 1990
Douglas Stannus Gray lived for most of his life at 102 King’s Avenue, Clapham, and used the garden there in many of his portraits. This includes a picture of Rosalind Gray – the artist’s sister, and herself a talented miniature painter – in a straw hat and pink ribbon. He later painted his wife, Kathleen, with the same large parasol, and an image of the garden alone – with steps and large, stone flowerpots – which sold at Christie’s to a private collector in 2003.
Douglas Stannus Gray lived for most of his life at 102 King’s Avenue, Clapham, painting in the garden when the weather allowed. A favourite pupil of John Singer Sargent at the Royal Academy, this self-portrait demonstrates the loose, spontaneous style that Sargent favoured.