N03731 HEAD OF A GIRL c. 1908
Oil on wood, 16×12 3/4 (41×32·5).
Presented by A. E. Anderson through the National Art-Collections Fund 1923.
Coll: John Quinn, New York; bought by A. E. Anderson from the Independent Gallery 1923.
Exh: Private Collection of the Earlier Work of Augustus John, Independent Gallery, January–February 1923 (28); Temple Newsam, Leeds, July–August 1946 (29).
Repr: N.A.C.F. Report 1923, 1924, p.36; Picture Post, II, 18 March 1939, p.44 (in colour).
This is an early portrait of John's second wife, Dorelia.
Mary Chamot, Dennis Farr and Martin Butlin, The Modern British Paintings, Drawings and Sculpture, London 1964, I