Geoffrey Tibble

Interior with Self-Portrait and Two Women

c.1944

Medium
Conté crayon on paper
Dimensions
Support: 425 x 320 mm
Collection
Tate
Acquisition
Presented anonymously in memory of Sir Terence Rattigan 1983
Reference
T03657

Catalogue entry

T03657 Interior with Self-Portrait and Two Women c.1944

Conté crayon on paper 16 3/4 × 12 1/2 (425 × 320)
Not inscribed
Presented anonymously in memory of Terence Rattigan 1983
Prov: Mrs Serena Hobbs, widow of the artist; the donor 1967

When the donor acquired this drawing from the artist's wife, she referred to it under the provisional title ‘Artist and Model’. She told the donor that the male figure was a self-portrait of the artist, even though he did have a habit of portraying himself as much fatter than he was in actuality. Mrs Hobbs was asked if this squared-up drawing was ever worked up into an oil painting and she thought not.

Published in:
The Tate Gallery 1982-84: Illustrated Catalogue of Acquisitions, London 1986