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Title

Toinette

1934

Artist

George Bell

Australia

01 Dec 1878 - 22 Oct 1966

  • Details

    Place where the work was made
    London England
    Date
    1934
    Media category
    Painting
    Materials used
    oil on cardboard
    Dimensions
    48.7 x 37.9 cm board; 64.7 x 53.5 x 4.3 cm frame
    Signature & date

    Signed and dated l.r. corner, green oil "George Bell/ .../ 34".

    Credit
    Purchased 1971
    Location
    Not on display
    Accession number
    119.1971
    Copyright
    © Reproduced with permission

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    Artist information
    George Bell

    Works in the collection

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  • About

    This portrait depicts the artist's only child, Antoinette, who was one of his favourite models. It is one of three portraits George Bell painted in London, and is a preliminary work for the final portrait held in the National Gallery of Victoria.

    Bell travelled to England in 1934 to absorb new approaches to painting, motivated by his interest in modern art and growing dissatisfaction with the stagnation of the Australian art scene. His work from this period reveals certain stylistic changes, a consideration of line and form, and an increasing emphasis on colour. These developments, and Bell's exposure to the work of Modigliani, are particularly evident in 'Toinette'.

  • Places

    Where the work was made

    London

  • Exhibition history

    Shown in 1 exhibition

    • George Bell, Artarmon Galleries, Artarmon, Aug 1971 -

  • Bibliography

    Referenced in 5 publications

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