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).
Mary Chamot, Dennis Farr and Martin Butlin, The Modern British Paintings, Drawings and Sculpture, London 1964, I