Head of a Girl
© Richard Woodward

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Head of a Girl 1942
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.

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Lithograph

A printmaking technique using a stone or zinc plate to which the image is applied with a greasy material. After wetting the plate, greasy ink is applied. The ink sticks only to the drawn image and not the wet surface, thus creating a reproduction when applied to paper.

Lithograph

Details

  • Acc. No. GMA 4870
  • Medium Lithograph on paper
  • Size 26.40 x 22.50 cm (sight)
  • Credit Presented by Mr Richard Woodward 2005