Arnold Mason Girl with a Hand-Mirror 1929

Artwork details

Artist
Arnold Mason 1885–1963
Title
Girl with a Hand-Mirror
Date 1929
Medium Oil paint on canvas
Dimensions Support: 918 x 716 mm
Collection
Tate
Acquisition Purchased 1940
Reference
N05083
Not on display

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

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