Gwen John, Young Woman Holding a Black Cat, c. 1920-25

From the Tate Gallery:

Gwen John made numerous versions of this painting, some nearly identical and others with differing poses or costumes. The sitter was a neighbour of John’s in Meudon, near Paris. Although she was the artist’s most frequently used model, she is rarely mentioned in John’s correspondence, and her name is unknown. She is sometimes referred to as ‘the Convalescent’ after the series of paintings of that name for which she posed, one of which hangs nearby.

 

Posted on January 11 2013, with 236 Notes

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