Catalogue entry

N05461 PORTRAIT OF A LADY 1937–8
 
Inscr. ‘Graham Bell’ b.r
Canvas, 30×25 (76×64).
Purchased from the sitter (Knapping Fund) 1944.
Coll: Sir Kenneth Clark; Miss Anne Olivier Popham.
Exh: Paintings by Graham Bell, Thomas Carr ... Geoffrey Tibble, Rosenberg and Helft, September–October 1938 (2), as ‘Miss P, 1938’; A.I.A. Gallery, 1939 (catalogue untraced); C.A.S., The Euston Road Group, Oxford, May–June 1941 (24, as ‘Miss O. Popham, 1940’, or 25a, as ‘Miss D. Popham, 1938’, both lent by Sir Kenneth Clark).
Lit: Sir Kenneth Clark, Paintings of Graham Bell, 1947, No.8, repr. pl.2.

A portrait of Miss Anne Olivier Popham (Mrs Quentin Bell) painted in the winter of 1937–8 (letter from the sitter, 22 March 1944).

Published in:
Mary Chamot, Dennis Farr and Martin Butlin, The Modern British Paintings, Drawings and Sculpture, London 1964, I