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Item Details
Open Artstor
Available to everyone
Culture
New Zealander, British
Title
Self portrait
Work Type
oil paintings, self-portraits
Date
1915
Material
oil on wood panel
Measurements
Image: 408mm (width), 515mm (height), Frame: 494mm (width), 600mm (height), 39mm (depth)
Description

Raymond McIntyre arrived in England from New Zealand in 1909 and soon threw himself into the London art world. He joined the progressive London Group, exhibited with the prestigious New English Art Club and secured the leading Goupil Gallery as his dealer.

This self-portrait comes from the height of McIntyre's career. With his hat at a jaunty angle and spotted bow tie, the artist looks as though he has just sauntered into the picture. There are paintings on the wall behind him, suggesting that this might be McIntyre's studio in Cheyne Walk or perhaps an exhibition in a fashionable London gallery.

A mystery
The portrait is inscribed 'To my friend Edward August 1915'. This is probably the legendary American graphic designer Edward McKnight Kauffer, whose portrait McIntyre also painted. Why the work remained with the artist when it had been so inscribed remains unknown.

Repository
Collection: Art
Gift of the New Zealand Academy of Fine Arts, 1941
Accession Number
Source
Image and original data provided by Museum of New Zealand - Te Papa Tongarewa
License
Use of this image is in accordance with the applicable Terms & Conditions
File Properties
File Name
TePapa_L01_MA_I120839_TePapa_Self-portrait_full.jpg
SSID
27018665

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