William McCance moved to London in 1919 or 1920 with his wife, Agnes Miller Parker. This portrait of his wife is rendered in the vorticist style, with angular forms accentuated by shading in black chalk. McCance was one of very few Scottish artists to follow the Vorticism path. Miller Parker was herself an artist and had, like McCance, trained at Glasgow School of Art. She went on to become a well-known wood engraver and book illustrator.