Self and Finn


By Francis Mosley

© Francis Mosley

Francis Mosley undertook a BSc in biology University of Sussex and studied illustration at Brighton Art College. His work has been seen in exhibitions in Bath including as part of the Bath open studios festival.

The self-portrait shows both the artist and his dog. When planning the work, Mosley was inspired by the portraits of Diego Velázquez, showing Spanish royalty and the aristocracy, dressed for hunting in the landscapes of their estates. Mosley says: ‘I thought that it would be interesting to see how such an ennobling portrayal would look today. I had the noble dog, a deerhound lurcher, adapted the noble pose with a stick and the grand estate was my small garden in Bath.’