Ambrose McEvoy Two Ballet Dancers with Dresser c.1913

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Artwork details

Artist
Ambrose McEvoy 1878–1927
Title
Two Ballet Dancers with Dresser
Date c.1913
Medium Graphite, watercolour and chalk on paper
Dimensions Support: 483 x 521 mm
Collection
Tate
Acquisition Presented by Francis Howard 1940
Reference
N05217
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Catalogue entry

N05217 TWO BALLET DANCERS WITH DRESSER c. 1913

Not inscribed.
Watercolour, 19×20 1/2 (48×52).
Presented by Francis Howard 1940.
Coll: The Hon. Evan Charteris.
Exh: (?) International Society, autumn 1914 (135), as ‘A Dancing Girl and her Dresser’; R.A., Late Members, 1928 (414), as ‘Three Ballet Girls’.
Lit: Johnson, 1919, II, p.3, as, incorrectly, exhibited International Society, spring 1915, repr. pl.101.

Three watercolours of similar subjects were exhibited with the International Society, autumn 1914: 131, ‘Dancing Girl’; 132, ‘Dancing Girl Reclining’; and 135, ‘Dancing Girl and her Dresser’. The second of these is probably the work repr. Johnson, 1919, II, pl.15, and Gleadowe, 1924, pl.29 (as executed in 1913): N05217 may have been the third. Another drawing, of ‘Two Ballet Girls’, is listed in Johnson, 1919, II, p.5. A painting of ‘A Ballet Girl Reclining’, from the Claude Johnson Collection, was exhibited at the Leicester Galleries, December 1953 (63; as painted in 1913).

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

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