Stanley Lewis (1905 - 2009):
Portrait of a Girl with a Rose, 1939
Unframed (ref: 4014)
Oil on canvas, 28 x 22 in. (71.1 x 58.9 cm.)
Provenance: the artist's own collection.
Exhibited: Royal Academy, 1939 (137); Welsh Eisteddford. (awarded 2nd place) Literature: reproduced Daily Mail, 1st May, 1939; The Unknown Artist: Stanley Lewis and his contemporaries, Cecil Higgins Art Gallery & Bedford Museum, 12th June - 5th September 2010..cat.no.44
The sitter was one of Stanley's favourite cousins, Edith, who also modeled for the central figure in Allegory, and the figure seated, center left, in Hyde Park. She was also the subject of Stanley's first Royal Academy exhibit, (Edith, a portrait in black chalk, Royal Academy Summer Exhibition, 1932, no. 1086).