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Self-portrait, 8 Fitzroy Street
signed and dated 'D.Grant.'33' (lower centre)
pencil and gouache
11¼ x 9¼ in. (28.5 x 23.5 cm.)
Sotheby's London, 11 December 1968, lot 38.
Michael Renshaw, Esq.
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Lot Essay

This vivid self-portrait, showing Grant in his late forties, is one of relatively few self-portraits from between the two wars. Most of Grant's drawings and paintings of himself date to c. 1908-10 and from his later years, c. 1950 onwards. It was almost certainly painted in his London studio, 8 Fitzroy Street, where a photograph from the early 1930s (Tate Archive) shows his reflection in a mirror, very like the present work.

We are grateful to Richard Shone for his assistance with the cataloguing of the three lots by Duncan Grant.

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