Anthony Devas
Mrs Dylan Thomas 1942–3

Artwork details

Anthony Devas 1911–1958
Mrs Dylan Thomas
Date 1942–3
Medium Oil paint on canvas
Dimensions Support: 762 x 635 mm
frame: 950 x 822 x 90 mm
Acquisition Presented by the Trustees of the Chantrey Bequest 1959
Not on display

Catalogue entry

T00279 MRS DYLAN THOMAS 1942–3
Inscr. ‘Devas’ t.r.
Canvas, 30×25 (76×63·5).
Chantrey Purchase from the artist's widow 1959.
Exh: R.A., 1943 (447); R.A., 1959 (330).

Caitlin, daughter of the Irish poet Francis Macnamara, was born in 1913 and married Dylan Thomas in 1937. She published her autobiography, Left-over Life to Kill, in 1957. She was staying with the artist and his wife (her sister) at 6 Markham Square, Chelsea, in the autumn of 1942 when the portrait was painted.

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

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