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The Selecting Jury of the New English Art Club, 1909

3 of 7 portraits of Dugald Sutherland MacColl

The Selecting Jury of the New English Art Club, 1909, by Sir William Newenham Montague Orpen, 1909 - NPG 2556 - © National Portrait Gallery, London

© National Portrait Gallery, London

The Selecting Jury of the New English Art Club, 1909

by Sir William Newenham Montague Orpen
oil on canvas, 1909
27 1/2 in. x 35 1/2 in. (699 mm x 902 mm)
Purchased, 1932
Primary Collection
NPG 2556


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Founded in 1886 as a progressive alternative to the Royal Academy, the New English Art Club continued to be a focus for the avant-garde in the Edwardian period. By the time of Orpen's painting, however, the NEAC itself seemed increasingly conservative to younger artists associated with the Fitzroy Street group.

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