N04991 Nude c.1937-8
Stamped with a seal b.r.
Tempera on paper, 19 3/4 x 11 (50 x 28)
Presented anonymously 1939
Prov: Purchased by the donor from Mme A. Jacovleff, the artist's mother, 1939
The figure (naked except for black stockings and shoes) holds a carnival mask to her face and on the right is reflected in a looking-glass. It is possible that some allegory of Vanity is intended.
See also the note on N04990.
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.373, reproduced p.373