About this artwork

The smaller of two self-portraits in the collections by George Jamesone, this work depicts the artist without the occupational tools of a palette and set of brushes. Jamesone has portrayed himself in a manner similar to portraits he painted of his patrons - the merchants and academics of his hometown of Aberdeen and the nobility of the north-east. The portrait was restored by the painter John Alexander, the artist's great-grandson.

Updated before 2020

  • artist:
    George JamesoneScottish (1589/90 - 1644)
  • title:
    George Jamesone, 1589/1590-1644. Portrait painter (Self-portrait)
  • date created:
    About 1633
  • materials:
    Oil on canvas
  • measurements:
    28.90 x 23.20 cm; Framed: 50.00 x 45.00 x 9.00 cm
  • object type:
  • credit line:
    Given by the Hon. Hew Dalrymple 1900
  • accession number:
    PG 592
  • gallery:
  • depicted:
  • subject:
  • artwork photographed by:
    Antonia Reeve
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George Jamesone

George Jamesone