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The self portrait shows Howard in his studio, a brush resting in his hand, his unseen left hand maybe raised in the act of painting. Though informal in his open-necked white shirt, the artist is upright in posture and seems self-absorbed. Daylight streaming from a window hews out strong facial features. His eyes seem impenetrably dark. The sensual mouth is still. The face gives little away. Above, hangs some shadowy portrait and other indiscernible pictures.
oil on canvas
H 61 x W 31 cm
acquired by Ruth Borchard as part of the original collection