An image of recto: Self portrait
verso: Portrait of study of a nude man seated back view

William Dobell

(Australia, England 24 Sep 1899 – 13 May 1970)

recto: Self portrait verso: Portrait of study of a nude man seated back view

Location
Not on display
Further information

William Dobell was one of Australia's most celebrated portraitists. Drawn in London, where he lived and worked between 1929 and 1938, 'Self portrait' is an assured study of a man confident in his powers of draughtsmanship, presenting himself with cool detachment. This period marked the most significant period in his development. The Gallery has an outstanding collection of Dobell drawings, due principally to a gift of over one thousand drawings from the artist's estate by the Trustees of the Sir William Dobell Art Foundation in 1990.

Australian Art Department, AGNSW, 2000

Year
1937
Media
Drawing
Medium
pencil, brush and brown ink
Dimensions
16.3 x 15.6 cm sheet (irreg.)
Signature & date
Signed and dated c.l., pencil "W Dobell/ 1937".
Credit
Purchased under the terms of the Florence Turner Blake Bequest 1962
Accession number
DA23.1962
Copyright
© Courtesy Sir William Dobell Art Foundation.