The last self-portrait of Sir Anthony Van Dyck
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The 'selfie' traced back to Van Dyck

Last year was dubbed the year of the "selfie" after millions of people shared images of themselves online, but self-portraiture is nothing new.

A new exhibition at Margate's Turner Gallery displays 140 self portraits from artists through the centuries - from Sir Anthony Van Dyck to Tracey Emin.

BBC South East Today's Piers Hopkirk spoke to Turner Contemporary director Victoria Pomery and National Portrait Gallery director Sandy Nairne.

  • 24 Jan 2015