On loan to: National Gallery (London, UK)
Exhibition: Jan van Eyck and the Pre-Raphaelites
N02940 THE MIRROR 1900
Inscr. ‘W Orpen 1900’ b.r.
Canvas, 20×16 (51×40·5).
Presented by Mrs Coutts Michie through the National Art-Collections Fund in memory of the George McCulloch Collection 1913.
Coll: George McCulloch, sold Christie's, 29 May 1913 (181), bt. Wallis; Mrs Coutts Michie.
Exh: N.E.A.C., winter 1900 (50); George McCulloch Collection, R.A., winter 1909 (270); R.A., Late Members, winter 1933 (34); Birmingham, March–April 1933 (2).
Lit: Konody and Dark, 1932, pp.141–2 and 265, repr. pl.29; John Rothenstein, Modern English Painters: Sickert to Smith, 1952, pp.217–18.
Repr: N.A.C.F. Report 1913, 1914, facing p.54; Pickle, 1923, pl.3.
The model is Emily Scobel. The artist and another figure are reflected in the mirror.
Mary Chamot, Dennis Farr and Martin Butlin, The Modern British Paintings, Drawings and Sculpture, London 1964, II
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