Catalogue entry

N03731 HEAD OF A GIRL c. 1908
 
Not inscribed.
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.

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