Catalogue entry

N05366 SELF-PORTRAIT c. 1899–1900

Inscr. ‘G.M.J.’ b.r.
Canvas, 17 5/8×13 3/4 (45·5×35·5).
Purchased from Miss Ellen Brown (Knapping Fund) 1942.
Coll: Professor Fred Brown; bequeathed to his niece Miss Ellen Brown.
Exh: (?) N.E.A.C., April 1900 (104); N.E.A.C., Retrospective Exhibition, January–February 1925 (65), and Manchester, April–May 1925 (304); Meisterwerke Englischer Malerei aus Drei Jahrhunderten, Secession, Vienna, September–November 1927 (157); Arts Council, Ethel Walker, Frances Hodgkins, Gwen John, Tate Gallery, May–June 1952 (102).
Lit: John Rothenstein, Modern English Painters: Sickert to Smith, 1952, p.163.
Repr: Burlington Magazine, LXXXI, 1942, p.236; John Rothenstein, The Tate Gallery, 1958, p.102.

Said by people who knew the artist to be one of the best likenesses of her; probably painted soon after she left the Slade. It appears in the background of a self-portrait of Professor Fred Brown, dated 1920, now in the Ferens Art Gallery, Hull (repr. Artwork, No.23, 1930, p.151).

Published in:
Mary Chamot, Dennis Farr and Martin Butlin, The Modern British Paintings, Drawings and Sculpture, London 1964, I