Lady Davis (née Mary Halford) Fan: Masques and Bergamasques date not known

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Artwork details

Title
Fan: Masques and Bergamasques
Date Date not known
Medium Watercolour on fabric
Dimensions Support: 190 x 413 mm
Collection
Tate
Acquisition Presented by Francis Howard through the National Loan Exhibitions Committee 1914
Reference
N03004
Not on display

Catalogue entry

N03004 MASQUES ET BERGAMASQUE (FAN)
 
Not inscribed.
Watercolour on silk, 7 1/2×16 1/4 (19×41).
Presented by Francis Howard through the National Loan Exhibitions Committee 1914.
Coll: Purchased by Francis Howard from the artist at the International Society 1914.
Exh: International Society, spring 1914 (155); International Society, autumn 1914 (among works purchased for presentation to the Tate Gallery, p.56).

A Bergamasque is a rustic dance named after Bergamo in Italy. The style of the painting is reminiscent of the work of Conder, who was a friend of the Davises and painted some decorations for their house in Holland Park.

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

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