About this artwork

This self-portrait was painted as the artist's Diploma Picture for the Royal Academy in London. However, it was refused since self-portraits were inadmissible. This shows Raeburn's late style, with forceful three dimensional modelling and strong chiaroscuro.

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  • title:
    Self-portrait
  • accession number:
    NG 930
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  • materials:
    Oil on canvas
  • date created:
    Probably painted shortly before or in 1815
  • measurements:
    89.00 x 69.50 cm (framed: 112.40 x 91.60 x 9.20 cm)
  • credit line:
    Purchased 1905

Sir Henry Raeburn

Sir Henry Raeburn