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.

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  • title:
    Head of a Girl
  • accession number:
    GMA 4870
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  • materials:
    Lithograph on paper
  • date created:
    1942
  • measurements:
    26.40 x 22.50 cm (sight)
  • credit line:
    Presented by Mr Richard Woodward 2005
  • copyright:
    © Richard Woodward

Gerald Leslie Brockhurst

Gerald Leslie Brockhurst