Roy de Maistre 1894–1968
T01092 MARRIAGE c.1936
Inscribed ‘R de Maistre’, b.l., and again, with artist's address and the dimensions, on reverse.
Canvas, 60×45 (152·5×114·5).
Presented by Sir John Rothenstein through the Friends of the Tate Gallery, 1968.
Coll: Bequeathed by the artist to Sir John Rothenstein.
Exh: Whitechapel Art Gallery, May–June 1960 (42), as ‘Mariage’; Art in Britain 1930–40, Marlborough Fine Art, March–April 1965 (68).
Repr: T01092 appears in a photograph of the artist in his studio, in Snowdon, Robertson, Russell, Private View, 1965, p. 184.
Mrs Celia Broadbent, one of de Maistre's executors, remembers being shown by the artist, in front of T01092, a portrait photograph taken after a royal marriage, torn from an English newspaper or magazine, on which this painting is based. The figures and their positions were readily recognisable as based on the photograph, but de Maistre had altered or invented various details, for example in the clothes…