The Spanish Woman

Edith Collier, Artist

This is one of the paintings in our collection. It was made in St. Ives, Cornwall, England, Great Britain in 1920-1921.
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About the Work
"Such a beautiful painting. Edith Collier’s use of colour feels really modern here… The tones in the woman’s face and the warmth of her expression are wonderful and unexpected."
- Jess Murphy, 'My Choice' exhibition series, June 2022
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Frame 502 x 450 x 32mm
Image 380 x 330mm
oil on board
Oil painting on board portrait of a woman. Showing head and shoulders, the woman is most likely seated in a red backed chair. She is wearing a dark shawl or coat over a white shirt. Her left arm is folded with her hand splayed over her chest. Her head is tilted slightly and she is looking at the viewer. The forms are simplified into blocks of colour and the woman's face is painted in planes of colour with strong angles, highlights and planes across the face. Framed and not glazed in a wooden frame painted off-white.
Credit Line
Collection of the Edith Collier Trust, in the permanent care of the Sarjeant Gallery Te Whare o Rehua Whanganui. This work was conserved with the generous support of Mary-Ann Dickie in 2004.
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Acquisition Date
Circa 1984



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