Gwen John, Self-Portrait by Gwen John

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.


Oil on canvas
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

Venue details

National Portrait Gallery St Martin's Place, LONDON London WC2H 0HE 020 7306 0055

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