Frame size: 36" x 31" (91 x 79cms)
Oil on canvas, signed and dated 1912 on lower right
Exhibited:- S. Australian Gallery, Adelaide, 1914, no. 26
Exhibited:- The Athenaeum, Melbourne, 1918, no. 2
Provenance:- Featured in the publication, Art in Australia, 1919, issue number 7, on pages 14 and 15
Price: given on application
Clewin Harcourt (1870-1965) was born and educated in Melbourne and was regarded as a leading portrait painter. He moved to London and exhibited at the Royal Academy in 1911. He also exhibited in the Paris Salon and the Walker Art Gallery before returning to Australia in 1913. The location for the painting is probably Chelsea in London, given the 1912 date.
Two portraits by Clewin Harcourt can be seen in the National Trust property, Ormesby Hall, North Yorkshire. Click here: Clewin Harcourt portraits in public collections