Ambrose McEvoy The Hon. Mrs Cecil Baring c.1917

Artwork details

Artist
Ambrose McEvoy 1878–1927
Title
The Hon. Mrs Cecil Baring
Date c.1917
Medium Oil paint on canvas
Dimensions Support: 1270 x 1022 mm
Collection
Tate
Acquisition Presented by the artist's widow 1935
Reference
N04813
Not on display

Catalogue entry

N04813 THE HON. MRS CECIL BARING c. 1917

Not inscribed.
Canvas, 50×40 1/4 (127×102).
Presented by the artist's widow 1935.

This work is not in Johnson's lists of works executed prior to May 1919 (not is ‘The Ferry’, exhibited 1909; see N04496), but the sitter's daughter, the Hon. Mrs Arthur Pollen, has written (27 August 1957) that this portrait was painted, in one or two sittings, about a year after the full-length portrait exhibited at the International Society, spring 1916 (10; repr. Studio, LXX, 1917, p.85, and Johnson, 1919, 1, pl.34; now in the possession of the sitter's granddaughter, Mrs Christopher Hull). ‘My family always felt that although not a very accurate likeness it had caught more of the personality of the sitter than the finished portrait.’ A watercolour of the Hon. Mrs Cecil Baring was exhibited at the R.A., 1928 (386), lent by the sitter.

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

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