Philip Connard

Jane, Evelyn, James and Helen

1913

Medium
Oil paint on canvas
Dimensions
Support: 508 x 610 mm
Collection
Tate
Acquisition
Presented by Francis Howard through the National Loan Exhibitions Committee 1914
Reference
N02998

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Connard was well known in the 1920s and 30s as a painter of landscapes and portraits. His work is notable for its concentration on the fleeting effects of light, its lively impressionistic handling of paint, and his refusal to take account of contemporary modernist developments in painting. This painting can be seen as a celebration of family life.

Gallery label, September 2004

Catalogue entry

N02998 JANE, EVELYN, JAMES AND HELEN 1913
 
Not inscribed.
Canvas, 20×24 (51×61).
Presented by Francis Howard through the National Loan Exhibitions Committee 1914.
Coll: Purchased by Francis Howard from the artist 1914.
Exh: International Society, autumn 1914 (10).
Repr: Tate Gallery Illustrations, 1928, pl.112.

The artist's daughters Jane and Helen, their nurse Evelyn and the cat James, painted in 1913. Another picture by Connard called ‘Helen and James’, exhibited Leicester Galleries, May–June 1917 (11), shows the same girl and cat.

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

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