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Alfred Wolmark (1877-1961)
THE PROPERTY OF A GENTLEMAN 
Alfred Wolmark (1877-1961)

The artist's wife with Afghan hound (Babs and dog)

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Alfred Wolmark (1877-1961)
The artist's wife with Afghan hound (Babs and dog)
signed '.WOLMARK.' (lower left) and numbered '181' (on the reverse)
oil on canvas
47 x 24¾ in. (119.4 x 62.8 cm.)
Painted circa 1925.
In the artist's designed frame.
Provenance
The Artist's Studio Sale; Christie's, South Kensington, 28 February 1983, lot 105. with Victor Arwas Gallery, London, February 2001, where purchased by the present owner.
Literature
R. Dickson and S. MacDougall, exhibition catalogue, Rediscovering Wolmark: a pioneer of British modernism, London, Ben Uri Gallery, 2004, pp. 41, 47, no. 56, illustrated, as 'Portrait of the Artist's Wife with Dog'.
Exhibited
London, Ben Uri Gallery, Rediscovering Wolmark: a pioneer of British modernism, September - November 2004, no. 56, as 'Portrait of the Artist's Wife with Dog': this exhibition travelled to Hull, Ferens Art Gallery, November 2004 - January 2005.

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Lot Essay

Rachel Dickson and Sarah MacDougall describe the present work as a 'stylishly elongated' portrait of Bessie, the artist's wife, in which Wolmark 'employs an art deco-like spikiness that even extends to the rendering of the dog' (op. cit., p. 41).

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