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Kitty

© Lucian Freud Archive / Bridgeman Images. Photo credit: The New Art Gallery Walsall

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The sitter for this early portrait by Lucian Freud is his first wife, Kitty, whom he married in 1947. Kitty was used to sitting patiently for her portrait, since she was the eldest daughter of Kathleen Garman and Jacob Epstein. Several portraits of her by her father are represented in the Garman-Ryan Collection. She possessed the wide-eyed, almost feline features which captivated the artist at the time, and became his frequent model.

The New Art Gallery Walsall

Walsall


Date

1948–1949

Medium

oil on board

Measurements

H 35 x W 24 cm

Accession number

GR.96

Acquisition method

gift from Kathleen Epstein, 1973

Work type

Painting

Inscription description

signed Lucian Freud 1948-1949


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