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The Schoolgirl

STEER, Philip Wilson (1860 - 1942)

[image: 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.

Work not on display

1 comment

Lesley Wray on 20 February 2009, 15:51

Please put this back on display, she is lovely

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