by Carel Weight
oil on canvas, 1930
23 7/8 in. x 20 in. (607 mm x 508 mm)
Sitterback to top
- Carel Victor Morlais Weight (1908-1997), Painter and teacher of art. Sitter in 16 portraits, Artist of 2 portraits.
Artistback to top
- Carel Victor Morlais Weight (1908-1997), Painter and teacher of art. Artist of 2 portraits, Sitter in 16 portraits.
This portraitback to top
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.
Linked publicationsback to top
- Saywell, David; Simon, Jacob, Complete Illustrated Catalogue, 2004, p. 649
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Events of 1930back to top
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