Arnold Mason

Girl with a Hand-Mirror

1929

Medium
Oil paint on canvas
Dimensions
Support: 918 x 716 mm
Collection
Tate
Acquisition
Purchased 1940
Reference
N05083

Catalogue entry

N05083 GIRL WITH A HAND-MIRROR 1929

Inscr. ‘Arnold Mason 1929’ t.r.
Canvas, 36 1/4×28 1/4 (92×71·5).
Purchased from the artist (Knapping Fund) 1940.
Exh: R.A., 1930 (28), as ‘The Hand Mirror’; exhibition of contemporary painting, Bourne-mouth, 1938 or 1939 (catalogue not traced).

According to the artist it was at an exhibition in Bournemouth in 1938 or 1939 that this picture was seen by Augustus John and recommended for purchase by the Tate Gallery (letter of August 1956).

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