Gilbert Spencer: Portrait of Doreen Harter, mid 1920's - on Art WW I



Gilbert Spencer:
Portrait of Doreen Harter, mid 1920's

Framed (ref: 9224)
Oil on canvas
38 x 28 1/2 in. (97 x 73 cm.)

Tags: Gilbert Spencer oil portraits women 1.PORTRAIT OF AN ARTIST Gilbert Spencer

Provenance: Artist's Estate

Literature: Llewellyn, Sacha, and Paul Liss. Portrait of an Artist. Liss Llewellyn, 2021, p.114.

Exhibited: 'For Real: British Realists from the 20s and 30s', Museum MORE, Gorssel (September 15th, 2019 – January 5th, 2020).

Doreen Harter was Sydney Carline’s sister in law, and part of the artistic community in Hampstead of which  Stanley and Gilbert Spencer were leading figures. Both Doreen and Gwen were stage actresses in the 1920's, and appeared in Shakespeare's 'As You Like It' at the Regent Theatre in 1924. 

Gilbert also painted a portrait of Gwen, which now belongs to the Ferens Art Gallery. 

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