Self Portrait 1837

R.H.C. Ubsdell Self-Portrait 1837

Watercolour on card

This is one of two self-portraits known to survive, the other being the portrait miniature on ivory. A self-portrait was exhibited at The Royal Academy in 1847. This picture dates from a period when Ubsdell was lecturing the Portsmouth & Portsea Philosophical & Literary Society on art history and theory:

“On Taste” on 18 March 1836
“On The Importance of Colouring” 25 Nov 1836
“On the Harmony, Relations and Expressions of Colour” 2 Dec 1836
”On The Excellencies of Paintings in Water Colours” 9 Mar 1837

(Chris Brindle Collection)