Catalogue entry

Inscr. on back of stretcher ‘Patrick George 33 Moreton Terrace S.W.1 of Miss
Natalie Dower’.
Canvas, 60×48 (152.5×122).
Purchased from the artist (Grant-in-Aid) 1961.
Exh: London Group, January–February 1960 (104); Arts Council tour, Modern British Portraits, 1960–1 (13).
Repr: London Magazine, 11, No.1, 1962, facing p.60; Studio, CLXIII, 1962, p.9.

The artist wrote that ‘The picture was painted in 1958. It took a long time to paint, probably most of the year. Natalie Dower is a painter, we sat for each other alternate hours... The portrait Natalie Dower painted of me was abandoned.’ (Letters of 16 June 1961 and 2 July 1961.)

A later portrait of her, half-length, is in the Castle Museum at Norwich.

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