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Self Portrait

© the artist's estate. Photo credit: Guernsey Museums and Galleries

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Peake is best known for his writing, particularly the 'Gormenghast' novels, but he was also a talented painter and illustrator. He made the island of Sark, part of the Bailiwick of Guernsey, his home on two separate occasions; firstly as a young man as part of the Sark Group (1933–1935) and then again with his family (1946–1949). The island served as inspiration for his writing, illustrating and painting, seen clearly in his illustrations for 'Treasure Island'.

Guernsey Museum & Art Gallery

St Peter Port

  • Date


  • Medium

    oil on board

  • Measurements

    59 x 48 cm

  • Accession number

    GUEMG : GMAG 1992.344

  • Acquisition method

    purchased with the assistance of the Wilfred Carey Purchase Fund, 1992


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Candie Gardens, St Peter Port, Guernsey GY1 1UG Channel Islands

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