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)

Title
Valentine Dobrée
Artist/creator
Production date
1919
Medium
oil on canvas
Dimensions
991 x 864 mm
Inscription
"Mark Gertler June 1919"
Credit line
Auckland Art Gallery Toi o Tāmaki, gift of the Contemporary Art Society, London, 1964
Accession no
1964/3
Copyright
No known copyright restrictions
Department
International Art
Display status
Not on display

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