This 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 wearing a casual jacket, and smoking a pipe.
Manson served as secretary for the in 1910, and the bright colours and 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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