- Arnold Mason 1885–1963
- Oil paint on canvas
- Support: 918 x 716 mm
- Purchased 1940
N05083 GIRL WITH A HAND-MIRROR 1929
Inscr. ‘Arnold Mason 1929’ t.r.
Canvas, 36 1/4×28 1/4 (92×71·5).
Purchased from the artist (Knapping Fund) 1940.
Exh: R.A., 1930 (28), as ‘The Hand Mirror’; exhibition of contemporary painting, Bourne-mouth, 1938 or 1939 (catalogue not traced).
According to the artist it was at an exhibition in Bournemouth in 1938 or 1939 that this picture was seen by Augustus John and recommended for purchase by the Tate Gallery (letter of August 1956).
Mary Chamot, Dennis Farr and Martin Butlin, The Modern British Paintings, Drawings and Sculpture, London 1964, II