'Portrait of an Artist', or...

April 19 2012

Image of 'Portrait of an Artist', or...

Picture: PCF/Atkinson Art Gallery

More lost picture hunting fun from the PCF/BBC/Your Paintings website. After my call to arms, a particularly sharp-eyed reader writes:

What fun! [...] I found the BBC's site and clicked on "unknown artists" and got to page 4 before finding this gem [catalogued as 'Portrait of an Artist', by an Unknown Artist at the Atkinson Art Gallery in Southport]. I can't imagine why this isn't an autograph version of the Christian Seybold self portrait to be found in Leichtenstein (on copper) [below].

It's hard to assess from the above image whether it is by Seybold - is the mouth a little awkward? - but it's certainly of him! I'll try and track down a better photo. 

Keep 'em coming please. So far this week we've added to the national collection portraits of a king, a celebrated composer, a Prime Minister, and now a famous artist. Not bad...

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