Sir G. Hutchinson QC The Fine Art Society, London, where acquired by the family of the present owner in March 1979
London, Leicester Gallery, Artists of Fame and Promise, August-September 1969, cat. no.10.
The sitter is most likely the younger sister of Marie-Joseph, the seventeen year old daughter of Joseph Favennec with whom Lamb took an interest while visiting Doëlan, Brittany (see Manchester City Art Gallery exhibition catalogue, Henry Lamb, May-June 1984, cat. no.25, p.30).
The sheet is sound.
There one or two tiny media marks, one to the girl's collar and a small speck to her forehead. Otherwise the work is in good overall condition.
Held under glass in a gilt plaster frame with a grey mount; unexamined out of frame.
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