Duncan Grant

Girl at the Piano

1940

Medium
Oil paint on canvas
Dimensions
Support: 1175 x 1473 mm
frame: 1525 x 1805 x 125 mm
Collection
Tate
Acquisition
Presented by the Trustees of the Chantrey Bequest 1940
Reference
N05171

Catalogue entry

N05171 GIRL AT THE PIANO 1940
 
Inscr. ‘D. Grant 40’ b.l.
Canvas, 46 1/4×58 (117·5×147).
Chantrey Purchase from the Lefevre Gallery 1940.
Exh: Nine Painters, Lefevre Gallery, May 1940 (19); R.A., 1941 (241); Tate Gallery, May–June 1959, and Arts Council tour, 1959 (72).
Repr: Studio, CXXII, 1941, p.62; Mortimer, 1944, pl.22 (the date given as 1938); Anthony Bertram, A Century of British Painting, 1851–1951, 1951, p.178, pl.50.

Painted at Charleston; the girl is Angelica, daughter of Clive and Vanessa Bell, who married David Garnett in 1942.

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