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Self portrait after Henry Raeburn

2004 watercolour and tempera on paper on canvas. 166 x 143 cm Rodney Pople’s self portrait is a homage to Sir Henry Raeburn’s 1748 painting 'Portrait of the Reverend Robert Walker skating'. Raeburn was a Scottish artist known for his portraits of society figures of the day. "I loved the painting and I thought it could make a witty self-portrait", says Pople. "Apart from its elegance and magic, I liked the obvious metaphor of skating on thin ice".