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The Letter

LAVERY, Sir John (1856 - 1941)

The Letter

Media: oil on millboard

Size: 34.9 x 24.1 cm

Acquired: 1909; Purchase; Pyke Thompson funds

Accession Number: NMW A 209

Lavery was born in Belfast, and trained at the Glasgow School of art, and at the Acad?mie Julian in Paris. In France he was very influenced by French Naturalism. In later life he became a much sought-after society portraitist. The light tonality and intimacy of composition of this picture, exhibited in 1908, reflects his French training.


Irene Conway
17 October 2008, 09:39
Is the name of the artist's model known? I'm looking for my grandmother known as Dolly Wilce & other spellings of the surname.
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