- Frederick Etchells 1886–1973
- Tempera on board
- Support: 749 x 629 mm
frame: 888 x 760 x 57 mm
- Purchased 1958
T00192 THE BIG GIRL c. 1912
Inscr. ‘F E’ b.r.
Tempera (or oil) on strawboard, 29 1/2×24 3/4 (75×63).
Presented by Miss Madge Pulsford 1958.
Miss Madge Pulsford wrote (18 May 1958): ‘I should say it was painted in 1912 and was exhibited at one of Roger Fry's exhibitions of the Younger Artists at the Alpine Club Gallery, I think there were two and that this painting was in the first of them [catalogues have not been traced]. As far as I know it was not exhibited again but given by Etchells to my mother soon after. It is not a portrait of any one person but painted from life partly with his sister Jessie Etchells as sitter and partly from me. The original frame was similar to the present one but was painted chequer board white and the grey-mauve-blue tone of the present one. Four squares to the width of the frame or perhaps five.’
Mary Chamot, Dennis Farr and Martin Butlin, The Modern British Paintings, Drawings and Sculpture, London 1964, I