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The Schoolgirl

STEER, Philip Wilson (1860 - 1942)

The Schoolgirl

Date: 1906

Media: oil on canvas

Size: 81.7 x 66.9 cm

Acquired: 1907; Purchase; Pyke Thompson funds

Accession Number: NMW A 172

Steer was a leading representative of Impressionism in England and his students at the Slade School of Art included Augustus and Gwen John and J.D.Innes. This is the first of several paintings of Lilian Montgomery. Not a professional model, she is here aged fourteen and dressed in Paris high fashion of 1904.

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