Self portrait ll with hat
Oil on card on Masonite
Self Portrait ll with hat was painted in a studio setting in Paris c 1925, when the artist was in her mid-forties. The work was uncovered from the reverse of another painting, possibly The Russian Countess, following conservation in late 1970's.
The association of the City of Fremantle Art Collection with the then newly established Fremantle Art Gallery in 1978 (Short Street building which closed in 1987) fostered a significant donation of 43 drawings and paintings by Kathleen O’Connor, C.Y. O'Connor's youngest daughter. This important gift drawn from the family holding was made by Sir Ernest Lee-Steere on behalf of his mother Lady (Bridget) Lee-Steere, the artists’ sister. Immediately the O’Connor gift proved a popular drawcard for the Collection at the Gallery and established the largest public collection of the artist’s painting in Australia.