About this artwork

When Gore saw Mary Joanna Kerr, an Edinburgh-born model and dancer, he told his friend ‘that is the girl I am going to marry’. During their courtship, Walter Sickert invited the couple to stay at his art school at Rowlandson House in Hampstead while it was closed for the summer. Here, Gore uses pastel tones and applies his paint with a dry brush. The areas of visible canvas suggest the dappled sunlight breaking through the garden foliage.  

Published July 2022

  • artist:
    Spencer GoreEnglish (1878 - 1914)
  • title:
    Mrs Spencer Frederick Gore in the Garden of Rowlandson House
  • date created:
    1911
  • materials:
    Oil on canvas
  • measurements:
    45.80 x 50.80 cm; Framed: 62.00 x 67.20 x 5.50 cm
  • object type:
  • credit line:
    Presented by Georgiana, Charles and Geraldine Gore, the artist's grand-children, 2008
  • accession number:
    GMA 5023
  • gallery:
  • artwork photographed by:
    Antonia Reeve
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Spencer Gore

Spencer Gore