T00279 MRS DYLAN THOMAS 1942–3
Inscr. ‘Devas’ t.r.
Canvas, 30×25 (76×63·5).
Chantrey Purchase from the artist's widow 1959.
Exh: R.A., 1943 (447); R.A., 1959 (330).
Caitlin, daughter of the Irish poet Francis Macnamara, was born in 1913 and married Dylan Thomas in 1937. She published her autobiography, Left-over Life to Kill, in 1957. She was staying with the artist and his wife (her sister) at 6 Markham Square, Chelsea, in the autumn of 1942 when the portrait was painted.
Mary Chamot, Dennis Farr and Martin Butlin, The Modern British Paintings, Drawings and Sculpture, London 1964, I