Bernard Meninsky Head of a Girl 1944

Artwork details

Artist
Bernard Meninsky 1891–1950
Title
Head of a Girl
Date 1944
Medium Graphite on paper
Dimensions Support: 546 x 451 mm
Collection
Tate
Acquisition Presented by the artist's widow 1958
Reference
T00170
Not on display

Catalogue entry

T00170 HEAD OF A GIRL 1944

Inscr. ‘Meninsky’ b.r.
Black chalk on white prepared ground, 21 1/2×17 3/4 (52×45).
Presented by Mrs Nora Meninsky in memory of her husband 1958.
Exh: Arts Council, London and tour, 1951–2 (69); Ben Uri Gallery, summer 1957 (22), as ‘Isobel’.

Drawn at Oxford in 1944; the model was a fifteen-year-old girl called Isobel.

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

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