Charles Henry Malcolm Kerr

Myself

exhibited 1899

Medium
Oil paint on canvas
Dimensions
Support: 1372 x 914 mm
Collection
Tate
Acquisition
Presented by the artist's widow 1908
Reference
N02215

Display caption

This self-portrait was exhibited at the Royal Academy in 1899. In his left hand Kerr holds a palette and brushes, the symbols of his profession. The precise manner in which Kerr has painted this portrait is echoed in the artist’s attention to his own appearance. He is immaculately dressed and both his hair and moustache are neatly groomed.

Kerr regularly sent pictures to the Royal Academy from 1884, mainly of genre and landscape subjects. This portrait clearly reflects his growing status as both a painter and illustrator.

Gallery label, September 2004

Catalogue entry

N02215 SELF-PORTRAIT c. 1899
 
Inscr. ‘Charles Kerr.’ b.l.
Canvas, 54×36 (137×91·5).
Presented by the artist's widow 1908.
Exh: R.A., 1899 (629), as ‘Myself’.


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