Sir Matthew Smith

Woman Reclining

c.1925–6

Artist
Sir Matthew Smith 1879–1959
Medium
Oil paint on canvas
Dimensions
Support: 597 x 730 mm
Collection
Tate
Acquisition
Bequeathed by Sir Edward Marsh through the Contemporary Art Society 1953
Reference
N06152

Not on display

Catalogue entry

N06152 WOMAN RECLINING c. 1925–6

Inscr. ‘MS’ b.r.
Canvas, 23 1/2×28 3/4 (60×73).
Bequeathed by Sir Edward Marsh through the Contemporary Art Society 1953.
Coll: Purchased by Sir Edward Marsh from the Lefevre Galleries 1927.
Exh: Lefevre Galleries, December 1927 (15), as ‘Reclining Figure’; Tooth's, October–November 1929 (17), as ‘Woman Reclining’; Venice Biennale, 1938 (British Pavilion, 45); C.E.M.A. (organized by the British Institute of Adult Education), British Paintings 1900–1940, n.d. (49), as ‘Procumbent Figure’; R.S.A., spring 1952 (268); Tate Gallery, September–October 1953 (30, repr. pl.13 in colour).
Repr: Studio, CXXXIV, 1947, p.130; Christopher Hassall and Denis Mathews (ed.), Eddie Marsh - Sketches for a Composite Literary Portrait, 1953, pl.8 (in colour).

Painted c. 1925–6 in Paris.

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

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