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.