Mark Gertler

Valentine Dobrée

Valentine Dobrée by Mark Gertler

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In spite of the fact the artist and sitter were involved in an affair at the time this work was painted it seems quite detached, perhaps reflecting the fact that Dobrée was married. Gertler also stated his opinion that ‘I like women to be my friends and equals, or superiors, as the case may be. Not half mistress and half slave…’ His dignified portrayal of Dobrée reflects such liberated views. (Intimate Portraits, 2005)

Valentine Dobrée
Mark Gertler
Production date
oil on canvas
1125 x 995 x 94 mm
Credit line
Auckland Art Gallery Toi o Tāmaki, gift of the Contemporary Art Society, London, 1964
Accession no
No known copyright restrictions
International Art
Display status
Not on display

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