Self-Portrait, three quarter length, wearing a red robe
- Art Funded
- 154.9 x 74.9 cm
- Art Fund grant
- £35,000 (Total: £134,500)
Created to decorate the entrance of the Watts's studio, the painting shows the artist in the red gown of a Venetian lawyer. Watts had visited Venice in 1853, and the city's lawyers had featured prominently in Justice, his grand fresco for Lincoln's Inn.
By descent to Ronald Chapman; sold Sothebys, 1979; sold Christie's, 1998; sold Sothebys, 1999; private collection; sold Christies, June 2004.