This lithograph is of Brockhurst?s second wife, Kathleen Woodward, whom Brockhurst called Dorette. They first met when she was seventeen and a model at the Royal Academy Schools in London. She later features in Brockhurst?s controversial 1932 portrait, `Adolescence?, which depicts her sitting naked in front of a mirror. According to a label on the back of the work, `Head of a Girl' was Brockhurst?s first experimentation with lithography and was based on earlier crayon drawing from 1934 titled `Study for Head of Christ?. He made only five more lithographs in his lifetime.