4 November 2016 – 17 April 2017
Queens Gallery London
The first exhibition to focus on images of artists from within the Royal Collection, Portrait of the Artist not only showcases self-portraits by world-renowned artists including Rembrandt, Rubens, Artemisia Gentileschi, Lucian Freud and David Hockney but also features images of artists by their friends, relatives and pupils, including the most reliable surviving likeness of Leonardo da Vinci by his student, Francesco Melzi. Well-known self-portraits intended to advertise the artist’s talents are shown alongside more intimate and personal works.
Image: Artemisia Gentileschi, Self-portrait as the Allegory of Painting (La Pittura)