About this artwork

This is an unusual self-portrait, as the artist appears only in reflection, partly obscured by a card stuck in the mirror’s frame. The lively brushstrokes belie its complex composition created by sophisticated spatial devices. The bottom half of the painting, with its horizontal bands, contrasts to the top section which is divided into vertical panels of differing colours.

  • title:
    Conversation Piece and Self-Portrait
  • accession number:
    GMA 5109
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  • materials:
    Oil on board
  • date created:
    About 1910
  • measurements:
    32.00 x 38.00 cm (framed: 51.80 x 57.90 x 5.30 cm)
  • credit line:
    Accepted by H.M. Government in lieu of Inheritance Tax and allocated to the Scottish National Gallery of Modern Art 2009
  • photographer:
    Antonia Reeve

Spencer Gore

Spencer Gore