N04414 WOMAN ON A BALCONY 1909
Canvas, 24×20 (61×51).
Purchased from Mrs Ethel Poole (Lewis Publications ‘A’ Fund) 1928.
Coll: Henry Poole; his widow, Mrs Ethel Poole.
Repr: National Gallery, Millbank [Tate Gallery], Review of the Acquisitions, 1927–29, 1930, p.35; Tate Gallery Illustrations, British School, 1938, p.94.
A study of the artist's wife painted in 1909 on the balcony of his house in Sloane Avenue. The row of houses was subsequently pulled down and large blocks of flats built on the site. The picture was probably given by the artist to Henry Poole, the sculptor, who had modelled a head of the artist's daughter Helen. (Information from Miss Jane Connard, 7 April 1959.)
Mary Chamot, Dennis Farr and Martin Butlin, The Modern British Paintings, Drawings and Sculpture, London 1964, I