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Harold Gilman
1876-1919
PORTRAIT OF IRENE BATTISCOMBE, THE ARTIST'S SISTER (THE STRIPED BOUSE) 
Estimation
12 00015 000
ACCÉDER AU LOT
27
Harold Gilman
1876-1919
PORTRAIT OF IRENE BATTISCOMBE, THE ARTIST'S SISTER (THE STRIPED BOUSE) 
Estimation
12 00015 000
ACCÉDER AU LOT

Details & Cataloguing

Harold Gilman
1876-1919
1876 - 1919
PORTRAIT OF IRENE BATTISCOMBE, THE ARTIST'S SISTER (THE STRIPED BOUSE) 

Provenance

Mrs Sylvia Gilman, the Artist's wife, and thence by family descent to the present owner

Description

Painted circa 1915. Irene Beatrice Battiscombe (1877-1940), one of the artist's ten siblings, was the sister to whom Gilman was closest. He painted her on several occasions, including as a young girl at their family home, Snargate Rectory, on Romney Marsh in Kent. She later married the H.M.P.S. chaplain Harold Battiscombe. In discussion with the family of the artist, Marjorie Lilly (author of Sickert: The Painter and his Circle, 1971) later recalled the intensity with which Gilman approached his portraits of those of whom he was most fond, for example his landlady, Mrs Mounter (see fig.1, p.32), Mrs Bevan (see lot  21), his sister Irene and his children.  

20th Century British Art

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