(Australia, England 24 Sep 1899 – 13 May 1970)
recto: Self portrait verso: Portrait of study of a nude man seated back view
- 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
- pencil, brush and brown ink
- 16.3 x 15.6 cm sheet (irreg.)
- Signature & date
- Signed and dated c.l., pencil "W Dobell/ 1937".
- Purchased under the terms of the Florence Turner Blake Bequest 1962
- Accession number
- © Courtesy Sir William Dobell Art Foundation.