Mary McEvoy

Interior: Girl Reading

1901

Artist
Mary McEvoy 1870–1941
Medium
Oil paint on canvas
Dimensions
Support: 533 x 438 mm
frame: 584 x 685 x 80 mm
Collection
Tate
Acquisition
Purchased 1927
Reference
N04362

Not on display

Display caption

This picture was shown at the NEAC in 1902. It is clearly influenced by the work of the Dutch Old Masters in both subject and technique.
Mary McEvoy was a student at the Slade in the 1890s, taught by Henry Tonks and Fred Brown, who encouraged their pupils to exhibit with the Club. In 1902 she married the artist Ambrose McEvoy. A number of women artists exhibited at the NEAC from about the turn of the century, the selection committee evidently treating their work on an equal basis with that of their male colleagues.

Gallery label, September 1992

Catalogue entry

N04362 INTERIOR: GIRL READING 1901

Inscr. ‘MM’ in monogram b.r.

Canvas, 21×17 1/4 (53·5×43·5).

Purchased from the artist (Lewis Publications ‘A’ Fund) 1927.

Exh: N.E.A.C., winter 1902 (102), as ‘A Girl Reading’.

Repr: National Gallery, Millbank [Tate Gallery], Review of the Acquisitions, 1927–29, 1930, p.41.


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

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