Portrait Of A Man With A Pipe

Portrait Of A Man With A Pipe

A characterful portrait of a middle-aged gentleman with a pipe. He’s wearing a heavy brown jacket with a waistcoat and tie.

It feels like he could be a professor or perhaps an art teacher...

Little is known about the creator, J Ringer, but they painted with confidence in a style reminiscent of the Bloomsbury Group of artists.

The portrait is housed within what appears to be its original frame.

Oil on board
Overall size
17⅔” x 21” / 45cm x 53cm
Year of creation
c. 1940
A few scattered losses but otherwise fine. Frame with light age-related wear.

Conservation & History

We care profoundly about our role as custodians and every piece in the collection has been assessed by our conservator. When required, we undertake professional restoration carefully using reversible techniques and adopt a light touch to retain the aged charm of each work. We also restore frames rather than replace them as many are original and selected by the artists themselves.

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