- Frank Auerbach born 1931
- Oil paint on board
- Support: 305 x 216 mm
frame: 393 x 294 x 53 mm
- Purchased 1959
T00312 SMALL HEAD OF E.O.W. 1957–8
Oil on board, 12×8 1/2 (30·5×21·5).
Purchased from the Beaux Arts Gallery (Knapping Fund) 1959.
Exh: Critic's Choice, Arthur Tooth & Sons, July 1958 (26); Beaux Arts Gallery, October–November 1958 (1).
The artist wrote (2 December 1959): ‘This small head was painted in connection with two larger versions of the same subject which I worked on from May 1957 to April 1958; one of the other versions is in the collection of Michael Roemer, U.S.A., the other in the collection of Lady Hinchingbrooke, London. E.O.W. are the initials of a lady who is a personal friend of mine and of whom in the last ten years I have been able to complete over 30 paintings and drawings.’
Mary Chamot, Dennis Farr and Martin Butlin, The Modern British Paintings, Drawings and Sculpture, London 1964, I