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Colquhoun is an artist who studied at the Slade and whose work is in the National Portrait Gallery Collection. Colquhoun’s 1929 self portrait, painted while at the Slade, is characteristic of 20th-century British art with its green-tinged palette. It is a daringly unabashed female self portrait for its time. The short skirt is upraised somewhat by the figure’s casually seated posture, showing sturdy legs and the inner right thigh, and the breasts are revealingly modelled by the tight sweater.
oil on canvas
H 76.5 x W 51 cm
acquired by Ruth Borchard as part of the original collection