Catalogue entry

N05578 MRS GUTHRIE (?) 1898
Inscr. ‘to my friend Guthrie’ t.l. and ‘J. Lavery 98 [?]’ b.r. (the figures now illegible but given in earlier Tate Gallery catalogues).
Oil on wood, 12 1/2×6 3/4 (31·5×17).
Purchased from the Nicholson Gallery (Knapping Fund) 1945.

Helen Newton, second daughter of Alexander Whitelaw of Rowmore; she married Sir James Guthrie (1859–1930), a leading member of the Glasgow School and a friend of Lavery, in 1897 and died in 1912.

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