Provenance: Modern British Paintings’, Sotheby’s, 22 July 1997
This painting ‚Äì half portrait, half life-study ‚Äì captures the play
of light on the model’s skin through a combination of contrasting
highlights of olive green, pink, sienna and red. On account of the
hairstyle, this life-study can be dated to around 1915 or slightly
We are grateful to David Maes for assistance.