The Warrior - Self Portrait In 16th Century Armour

The Warrior - Self Portrait In 16th Century Armour

John Pettie

Artist:John Pettie
Edinburgh, Scotland, 1839 - 1893

Sitter:John Pettie

oil on canvas

As one of a group of highly talented young artists trained in Edinburgh during the early 1850's, John Pettie went on to pursue an extremely successful career in London.

Pettie specialised in dramatic historical subjects from the sixteenth, seventeenth and eighteenth centuries, and he had a particular admiration for the paintings of Rembrandt, Van Dyck and Rubens. This portrait head, depicted in dramatic lighting and executed against a dark background in hues of brown - reflects Pettie's debt to these northern masters.


Presented in 1925 by Sir Thomas Jaffrey.
Out of copyright
Overall: Height: 61.5 cm, Width: 41.5 cm Frame: Height: 83.4 cm, Width: 62.8 cm
Acc. No. ABDAG004109

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