Bernard Blane Withey (1895 -1976):
Bernard Blane Withey – self-portrait, 1931
Framed (ref: 6639)
Signed with initials, dated 1931
75.5 x 55 cm
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
The picture in its frame: