Sotheby’s announced this week that a small, delicate Rembrandt self-portrait is to be auctioned on July 28th, here in London. The painting is unusually intimate, (about 17 x 22cm) and was painted in 1632 when the artist was 26 years old.
‘The way you paint yourself you’ve got to try and paint yourself as another person. Looking in the mirror is a strain in a way that looking at other people isn’t at all.’ – Lucian Freud 1992: A recently discovered unfinished self-portrait of Lucian Freud (1922-2011) has been accepted in lieu of inheritance tax from the […]
£3.2 million has been raised in support of the National Portrait Gallery and Art Fund appeal to secure the last self-portrait of Sir Anthony Van Dyck, and prevent it from going to a private collection overseas. This includes a recent pledge of £1 million from The Monument Trust, the largest single gift yet given to […]
A self-portrait which had been defaced by the late artist Craigie Aitchison, has been bought by the National Portrait Gallery, it was announced today 17 December 2012. It goes on display at the Gallery from tomorrow, Tuesday 18 December. The oil painting dated c. late 1950s / early 1960s was slashed by the artist following […]