Self Portrait - 1923

Painting, oil on canvas, 20in x 16in

 

Stanley Spencer (1891-1959) was honest and uncompromising in recording the changes in his features. In this second, painted self-portrait he still appears a noticeably youthful figure. Painted in rich, warm colours, it was sold for 20 guineas in his successful Goupil Gallery exhibition of 1927, which helped to confirm his reputation.