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Print - Self-Portrait (Veronica's Veil)

Self-Portrait (Veronica's Veil)

  • Object:


  • Place of origin:

    USA (probably, made)

  • Date:

    1980s (made)

  • Artist/Maker:

    Wright, Michael (artist)

  • Materials and Techniques:

    Colour inkjet print on continuous stationery paper with holes (sprockets)

  • Credit Line:

    Given by the American Friends of the V&A through the generosity of Patric Prince

  • Museum number:


  • Gallery location:

    Prints & Drawings Study Room, level E, case PAT, shelf 3

Physical description

The colour print shows a female face, holding up with her two hands - right up to below her chin - a mirror or picture or perhaps the "veil" (from the title). On the latter is a male portrait, the self-portrait of the artist Michael Wright. Printed on continuous stationery paper (US: 'tractor-feed paper') with its tear-off perforation on each of the two longitudinal sides. The perforation on the upper side is torn off.

Place of Origin

USA (probably, made)


1980s (made)


Wright, Michael (artist)

Materials and Techniques

Colour inkjet print on continuous stationery paper with holes (sprockets)


Length: 28 cm, Width: 23.9 cm with perforation

Descriptive line

Colour inkjet print, 'Self Portrait (Veronica's Veil)', by Michael Wright, USA, 1980s.


Paper; Ink


Colour printing

Subjects depicted

Female head


Prints; Portraits


Prints, Drawings & Paintings Collection

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