Self Portrait by Frank Auerbach

This energetic self-portrait is one of only five known to be in existence in 2002.


Pencil & charcoal on paper
76.4 x 57.7 cm
Art Fund grant:
£17,500 ( Total: £17,500)
Acquired in:
Marlborough Fine Art

It is made up of many drawings, the result of countless sittings and rubbings out. Not only does the drawing capture a likeness, but it records the vigorous movement of the artist at work on a drawing.


The artist's dealer, Malborough Fine Art Ltd.

Venue details

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

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