James Bolivar Manson

Self-Portrait

c.1912

Not on display
Artist
James Bolivar Manson 1879–1945
Medium
Oil paint on canvas
Dimensions
Support: 508 x 397 mm
Collection
Tate
Acquisition
Presented by D.C. Fincham 1938
Reference
N04929

Display caption

This portrait was painted around the time Manson started working at the Tate. He eventually became Director of the Tate Gallery from 1930 until 1938. He stands in front of a painting wearing a casual jacket, and smoking a pipe.

Manson served as secretary for the Camden Town Group in 1910, and the bright colours and textured brushwork of this portrait reflect the influence of the artists who he associated with, including Spencer Gore and Walter Sickert.

Gallery label, September 2004

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