Harold Gilman

Edwardian Interior

c.1907

Artist
Harold Gilman 1876–1919
Medium
Oil paint on canvas
Dimensions
Support: 533 x 540 mm
Collection
Tate
Acquisition
Presented by the Trustees of the Chantrey Bequest 1956
Reference
T00096

Not on display

Display caption

This picture shows the drawing room of the Rectory at Snargate, in Romney Marsh, where Gilman's father was the vicar. The girl is the artist's youngest sister, Irene.

The fashion for depicting domestic interiors seems to have been especially strong among pupils of the Slade School, which Gilman attended from 1897 to 1901. His work developed quickly away from the early style shown here to one which emphasised colour and texture. This can be seen in a later work, Lady on a Sofa, painted around 1910, shown to the left/right.

Gallery label, September 2004

Catalogue entry

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