Charleston (Lewes, UK): Colour curated by Cressida Bell
N03807 PORTRAIT OF A GIRL 1912
Inscr. ‘Mark Gertler’ t.l. and ‘Feb: 1912’ t.r.
Oil on wood, 20×16 (51×40·5).
Presented by A. E. Anderson through the National Art-Collections Fund 1923.
Lit: John Rothenstein, Modern English Painters: Lewis to Moore, 1956, p.211.
The sitter has not been identified, but it has been suggested that she was one of Gertler's sisters. Sir John Rothenstein points out that she is wearing the same scarf as the artist's mother who posed for ‘The Apple Woman and her Husband’. Perhaps exhibited at the Chenil Galleries or at the N.E.A.C., winter 1912 (178, as ‘Vanity’) or summer 1913 (18, as ‘Head of a Young Girl’).
Mary Chamot, Dennis Farr and Martin Butlin, The Modern British Paintings, Drawings and Sculpture, London 1964, I