Self-Portrait in Seventeenth-Century Dutch Costume. [Hommage to Rembrandt]. Oil on canvas. 20 x 16 (framed 27 x 22 1/2). Excellent condition. Signed, lower right, just above the table. $5,000.
Stamped on the canvas, verso: G. Romney & Co. London Quality A. Written on the stretcher, upper right. : H.J. Harvey RBSA. Himself dressed. Written on the lower stretcher, 'Jacobs, 27 Ettington Close Wellesbourne CV35 9RJ'.
Herbert Johnson Harvey was a landscape and portrait painter as well as a metal worker, who exhibited at the Royal Academy. During the 1920's he etched penetrating portrait studies, reminiscent of Old Master works. He lived in Birmingham and later in London at Earl's Court.
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