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.
Self-Portrait by James Jeffreys, 17511784
© National Portrait Gallery
- Ink & pencil
- 47 x 41 cm
- Art Fund grant:
- £1,000 ( Total: £1,900)
- Acquired in:
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.
George Hilder Libbis; Miss Nell Hilder Libbis.