Allan Gwynne-Jones Self-Portrait c.1926

Artwork details

Artist
Allan Gwynne-Jones 1892–1982
Title
Self-Portrait
Date c.1926
Medium Oil paint on canvas
Dimensions Support: 432 x 330 mm
Collection
Tate
Acquisition Presented by the Trustees of the Chantrey Bequest 1976
Reference
T02077
Not on display

Catalogue entry

T02077 SELF-PORTRAIT c.1926

Not inscribed
Oil on canvas mounted on board, 17 × 13 (43.2 × 33.0)
Presented by the Chantrey Trustees 1976
Prov: Chantrey Purchase 1973
Exh: RA, 1973 (937) as ‘Self Portrait circa 1922’

Allan Gwynne-Jones told the compiler (May 1977) that this self-portrait was painted in about 8 to 10 sittings at the Slade in about 1926 not 1922, the date given for the work when exhibited at the Royal Academy in 1973. The artist bought the coat shown in the picture in about 1910 from John Walls, 106 Jermyn Street and the hat at about the same time from Locks; the coat was given away a few years ago but the artist still has the hat. He has painted only two other self-portraits, one without a hat in c.1922 (repr. as the frontispiece to the catalogue of Allan Gwynne-Jones: An Exhibition to Mark his 80th Birthday, Agnew's, March 1972) and another c.1940–1 while working at Windsor.

Published in:
The Tate Gallery 1976-8: Illustrated Catalogue of Acquisitions, London 1979

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