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Roger Eliot Fry (1866-1934)

Oil on canvas

Width: 53.4 cm ( frame ); Depth: 9 cm ( frame ); Height: 61.7 cm ( frame ); Height: 45.7 cm ( canvas ); Width: 37.1 cm ( canvas );

Signed & dated, lower left & recto, Roger Fry 1928

Acquisition (source, method, date)
Agnew, Julian & The Art Fund & V+A Purchase Grant Fund; purchase & grant aid; 1994 (September)

About this work
Roger Fry was active as a painter, notably of portraits, but it was as an art critic and aesthetic theorist that he was most influential in the first decades of the 20th century. In this, one of several self-portraits, he depicts himself with an expression of intense visual scrutiny. Fry bequeathed a large amount of his collection to the Courtauld and his daughter, Pamela Diamond, supplemented it with important later donations. (Permanent collection label)

This work is on display
While we make every effort to ensure this information is correct, displays are subject to last-minute changes.

Copyright: © The Samuel Courtauld Trust, The Courtauld Gallery, London. Purchased with the assistance of the Art Fund and the Victoria & Albert Museum Purchase Grant Fund, 1994

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