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Self Portrait on Garnedd Dafydd
CHAMBERLAIN, Brenda (1912 - 1971)
Media: oil on canvas
Size: 30.4 x 30.4 cm
Acquired: 1974; Gift; John Petts
Accession Number: NMW A 2615
Born in Bangor, Brenda Chamberlain trained at the Royal Academy Schools. This portrait was painted when she and her husband John Petts were living at Llanllechid in North Wales. Both the assertive full-face pose and the juxtaposition of a female portrait with a misty landscape background derive from Renaissance paintings.