Self portrait: The Grey Hat

This work is painted in a deliberately crude, forceful style that echoes the savage mood suggested by Fergusson's furrowed brow and intense, brooding gaze. A rough spontaneous application of paint in dark earth tones and strong black outlines that simplify form, lend the image a powerful primitive feel.

  • Material/Medium: Oil on canvas
  • Date: 1909
  • Creator: John Duncan Fergusson
  • Accession number: 1992.215
  • Category: Fine Art
  • Subject: n/a