Charles Henry Malcolm Kerr


exhibited 1899

Not on display

Charles Henry Malcolm Kerr 1858–1907
Oil paint on canvas
Support: 1372 × 914 mm
Presented by the artist's widow 1908

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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

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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

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