Self-Portrait by James Jeffreys

This head and shoulders portrait, in an interrupted circle, shows the subject seated to the left at a table, looking round in half-profile at the spectator.

Details

Medium:
Ink & pencil
Dimensions:
47 x 41 cm
Art Fund grant:
£1,000 ( Total: £1,900)
Acquired in:
1969
Vendor:
Colnaghi

He has long, curling hair and wears a fantastic costume. His right hand, which holds a porte-crayon, rests on a drawing, possibly of The Massacre of the Innocents. At the back of the table are several books whose titles and authors are visible.

Provenance

George Hilder Libbis; Miss Nell Hilder Libbis.

Venue details

National Portrait Gallery St Martin's Place, LONDON London WC2H 0HE 020 7306 0055 www.npg.org.uk

Entry details

50% off with National Art Pass

Sat – Wed, 10am – 6pm
Thu – Fri, 10am – 9pm

Closed 24 – 26 Dec

Share this article