Self Portrait in Best Dress

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This self portrait was purchased from the Royal Academy Schools exhibition in 1970. Ibbotson returned to this theme when, from 1975–1977, she painted a series of self portraits. Her outdoor views similarly have a remarkable clarity, containing precise and accurate details. In the 1980s she painted an extensive series of studies in a council estate near her Falmouth home which are intensely atmospheric – rather like the paintings made more recently by George Shaw. (See 'Scenes from the Passion: the Swing' by George Shaw in the Warwick University collection).

University of Warwick



Self Portrait in Best Dress




oil on canvas


H 137 x W 137 cm

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purchased from the Royal Academy Schools, 1970

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