N03186 A GIRL WITH A PARROT c. 1895
Canvas, 18×12 1/4 (45·75×31).
Presented by W. C. Alexander through the Contemporary Art Society 1917.
Coll: Purchased from the artist by Charles Conder, d. 1909; (?) Mrs Conder; Cecil Lawson, from whom purchased September 1912 by Charles Aitken from a fund provided by W. C. Alexander with a view to its being accepted by the Trustees of the Tate Gallery; refused by the Tate November 1912; presented to the C.A.S. for eventual presentation to the Tate early in 1913.
Exh: C.A.S., First Public Exhibition in London, Goupil Gallery, April 1913 (28); Tate Gallery, October–November 1936 (24).
Lit: Hone, 1939, p.50.
Repr: Studio, XLIX, 1910, p.10.
Hone describes this, with works of 1893–5, as ‘Another work that came early ... an example of perfect handling of oils, fluent and yet modest in effect, which moved Charles Conder to great admiration’.
Mary Chamot, Dennis Farr and Martin Butlin, The Modern British Paintings, Drawings and Sculpture, London 1964, II