Lady Davis (née Mary Halford)

Fan: Masques and Bergamasques

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

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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