Tate Acquire Louise Jopling Self Portrait

May 13 2024

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Posted by Adam Busiakiewicz:

Tate have announced their acquisition of Louise Jopling's Self Portrait. Painted in 1875, Jopling was one of one of the first women admitted to the Royal Society of British Artists and was highly regarded in her day. Indeed, this painting had sold for a mere £3,200 at Warren & Wignall back in 2018, before the period when prices for female artists soared.

According to the article:

Jopling is known to have painted more than 750 works of art before she died in 1933, aged 90, but the locations of the majority of these paintings are now sadly unknown.

Only a handful have been acquired by public art galleries. “But I wouldn’t say those are her major works,” said Barber. “We don’t know where they are.”

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