Carel Victor Morlais Weight

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Carel Victor Morlais Weight, by Carel Victor Morlais Weight, 1930 - NPG 5522 - © National Portrait Gallery, London

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Carel Victor Morlais Weight

by Carel Victor Morlais Weight
oil on canvas, 1930
23 7/8 in. x 20 in. (607 mm x 508 mm)
Purchased, 1982
Primary Collection
NPG 5522


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This self-portrait, painted when he was 22, was Weight's first oil painting. It was acquired 'because he was considered an important portrait painter'. In fact portraits are quite rare in his work, though a number, such as Orovida Pissarro (Ashmolean Museum, Oxford and Tate Britain) are in public collections.

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