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Anne Redpath, 1895 - 1965. Artist (Self-portrait)
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Anne Redpath, 1895 - 1965. Artist (Self-portrait)

Not on display

  • Scottish Art
Redpath is normally associated with colourful and rugged paintings, in which the paint was often applied with a palette knife. She painted landscapes, interiors and still-lifes - the latter often in 'tilted' perspective. However this self-portrait in chalk shows a different side to the artist. Instead of her usual bright colours, the artist has used a reduced palette of grey tones. With her jacket buttoned up to the neck and her hair tied back, Redpath looks rather serious and severe as she stares out of the picture at the viewer.

Glossary Open


A hand-held board on which a painter lays out and mixes the colours he or she is using. By extension it is used to describe the range of colours employed by an artist.

Palette knife

A small tool used for mixing and applying paint.


The principle of representing depth on a flat surface so that items further away from the eye appear smaller and parallel lines appear to converge.

Still life

A painting, drawing or photograph depicting inanimate objects.

Palette , Palette knife, Perspective, Still life


  • Acc. No. PG 2380
  • Medium Chalk on paper
  • Size 49.20 x 38.90 cm
  • Credit Purchased 1977