Mark Gertler Portrait of a Girl 1912

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Artwork details

Artist
Mark Gertler 1891–1939
Title
Portrait of a Girl
Date 1912
Medium Oil paint on wood
Dimensions Support: 508 x 406 mm
frame: 737 x 643 x 65 mm
Collection
Tate
Acquisition Presented by A.E. Anderson through the Art Fund 1923
Reference
N03807
Not on display

Catalogue entry

N03807 PORTRAIT OF A GIRL 1912
 
Inscr. ‘Mark Gertler’ t.l. and ‘Feb: 1912’ t.r.
Oil on wood, 20×16 (51×40·5).
Presented by A. E. Anderson through the National Art-Collections Fund 1923.
Lit: John Rothenstein, Modern English Painters: Lewis to Moore, 1956, p.211.

The sitter has not been identified, but it has been suggested that she was one of Gertler's sisters. Sir John Rothenstein points out that she is wearing the same scarf as the artist's mother who posed for ‘The Apple Woman and her Husband’. Perhaps exhibited at the Chenil Galleries or at the N.E.A.C., winter 1912 (178, as ‘Vanity’) or summer 1913 (18, as ‘Head of a Young Girl’).

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

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