Petrus van der Velden
Dutch, b.1837, d.1913
Self Portrait with Otira background
In this charcoal self-portait, completed just three weeks before his death, van der Velden remains emotionally in tune with the region and his earlier experiences as he pays modest homage to his Otira series. The artist portrays himself, paintbrushes in hand, standing in front of his 1912 painting Otira Gorge, proclaiming to the world the importance of his Otira paintings to him as an artist.
(Van der Velden: Otira, February 2011)
Bequeathed by Miss D C Bates, 1983
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Van der Velden: Otira
Take a tour of Van der Velden: Otira with curator Peter Vangioni.
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