Artist Bernard Blane Withey: Bernard Blane Withey – self-portrait, 1931

Artist Bernard Blane Withey (1895 -1976): Bernard Blane Withey – self-portrait, 1931

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Bernard Blane Withey (1895 -1976):
Bernard Blane Withey – self-portrait, 1931
Framed (ref: 6639)
Signed with initials, dated 1931

Oil on canvas
75.5 x 55 cm

See all works by Bernard Blane Withey oil men portraits Modern British Art at Mercers' Hall PORTRAIT OF AN ARTIST Quattrocenta



Provenance: With the artist's wife until 2013; private collection

Exhibited:​Royal Birmingham Society of Artists 1932 (?)


The artist wears an artfully-contrived version of fashionable dress that is conventional, even conservative in style, but which employs unusual, eye-catching colours, suggesting that he is a man of aesthetic inclinations and singular taste.


We are grateful to Jayne Shrimpton for her assistance.



Bernard Blane Withey as a young man


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