- Simon Levy 1886–1973
- Original title
- La Musicienne
- Oil paint on canvas
- Support: 1213 x 857 mm
frame: 1315 x 966 x 78 mm
- Presented by Lord Ivor Spencer Churchill 1939
N05032 La Musicienne (The Musician) 1925
Inscribed 'Simon Levy' t.r., 'Simon-Levy' and 'Simon-Levy | Ne pas vernir | Not varnish' on back of canvas, 'Simon-Levy PARIS Ne pas vernir' on stretcher
Oil on canvas, 47 3/4 x 33 3/4 (121 x 86)
Presented by Lord Ivor Spencer Churchill 1939
Prov: Lord Ivor Spencer Churchill, London (purchased from the artist through the Independent Gallery 1926)
Exh: Salon des Tuileries, Paris, May-July 1925 (1364) as 'La Musicienne'; Peintures par Simon Lévy, Galerie Berthe Weill, Paris, November-December 1925 (no catalogue traced); Paintings by Simon-Levy, Independent Gallery, London, February 1926 (1) as 'The Musician'; The CAS: Second Loan Exhibition of Foreign Paintings, M. Knoedler, London, February 1928 (26); Fifty Years of Portraits, Leicester Galleries, London, May-June 1935 (125) as 'Portrait d' une violiniste'
Repr: L'Art Vivant, No.10, 15 May 1925, p.21; L'Amour de l'Art, VI, 1925, p.232
This picture has also been known as 'Portrait of a Violinist', but was first exhibited under the title used here. The artist said in March 1952 that the sitter was a professional model, who posed for him on many occasions.
Ronald Alley, Catalogue of the Tate Gallery's Collection of Modern Art other than Works by British Artists, Tate Gallery and Sotheby Parke-Bernet, London 1981, pp.686-7, reproduced p.686