T02077 SELF-PORTRAIT c.1926
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.
The Tate Gallery 1976-8: Illustrated Catalogue of Acquisitions, London 1979