Literature: Llewellyn, Sacha, and Paul Liss. Portrait of an Artist. Liss Llewellyn, 2021, p.258.
Considered to be the artist’s greatest print, the self-portrait wearing a hat was exhibited at the Seventh Exhibition of Modern Masters of Etching at the Leicester Galleries in 1922, at which all impressions were sold out on the first day. The work was described as “one of the finest etched portraits of contemporary times”.
Prints of the self-portrait are held by the National Portrait Gallery, the British Museum, and the Victoria and Albert Museum.
This work has the unusual date of 1915-1921, having been started years before it was completed.
We are grateful to Michael Campbell for assistance.