In this narrow half-length portrait, the subject is posed slightly to the right, her right hand resting on the belt of her black skirt.
Gwen John, Self-Portrait by Gwen John, 1900
© National Portrait Gallery
- Oil on canvas Dimensions: 61 x 38 cm
- Art Fund grant:
- £1,500 ( Total: £1,500)
- Acquired in:
- Dorelia John
Her dark-grey eyes look at the spectator. She has brown hair dressed up from the neck, arched eyebrows, and a rather pale complexion. Her light-brown blouse with broad sleeves has a black ribbon at the throat, while some black material is draped over her right forearm.
Augustus John; Dorelia John