Othon Friesz 1879-1949
N05071 Jeune femme à la fenêtre
(Woman at a Window) 1919
Inscribed 'Othon Friesz' b.r.
Oil on canvas, 28 3/4 x 23 5/8 (73 x 60)
Bequeathed by Frank Hindley Smith 1940
Prov: Frank Hindley Smith, Southport (purchased from the artist through the Independent Gallery, London, 1921)
Exh: Pictures by Othon Friesz, Independent Gallery, London, May 1921 (1); The CAS: Loan Exhibition of Modern Foreign Painting, Colnaghi's Galleries, London, June-July 1924 (23); Loan Collection of Pictures, Norwich Museum, October-November 1925 (70)
Lit: Maximilien Gauthier, Othon Friesz (Geneva 1957), p.79
Repr: Burlington Magazine, XXXVIII, 1921, p.279; Bulletin de la Vie Artistique, III, No.15, 1 August 1922, p.355
Mme Friesz has written (letter of January 1952) that this is a portrait of herself painted in the Jura in 1919. According to Gauthier, Mme Friesz visited the Jura for her health in the winter of 1919, and her husband painted various pictures there.
Ronald Alley, Catalogue of the Tate Gallery's Collection of Modern Art other than Works by British Artists, Tate Gallery and Sotheby Parke-Bernet, London 1981, p.227, reproduced p.227