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Gerald Leslie Brockhurst


Head of a Girl

  • Head of a Girl
    © Richard Woodward

About this artwork

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.

Updated before 2020

Artist:
Gerald Leslie Brockhurst (1890 - 1978) English
Title:
Head of a Girl
Date:
1942
Materials:
Lithograph on paper
Measurements:
26.40 x 22.50 cm (sight)
Object type:
Work on paper
Credit line:
Presented by Mr Richard Woodward 2005
Accession number:
GMA 4870
Gallery:
Scottish National Gallery Of Modern Art (Modern Two) (Print Room)
View by appointment
Subjects:
Realism
Glossary:
Lithography

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Gerald Leslie Brockhurst