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Portrait of Lillian Browse
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Portrait of Lillian Browse


Mané-Katz (1894-1962)

Oil on canvas

Width: frame :; Depth: frame :; Width: canvas : 71.1 cm; Height: canvas : 91.4 cm; Height: frame : (framed);


Signed and dated, lower right & recto, Mané-Katz 36

Acquisition (source, method, date)
Browse, Lillian; bequest; 2006

About this work
This portrait captures the beauty and vibrancy of the celebrated modern art dealer and scholar Lillian Browse (1906-2005). Her major bequest to the Courtauld Gallery includes paintings, drawings and sculpture. Mané Katz was one of the first artists to befriend Browse when she started her career as a young dealer visiting the studios of Paris. She later recalled that Katz painted this portrait as she wandered around his studio casually chatting to him. (Permanent collection label)

Copyright: © The Samuel Courtauld Trust, The Courtauld Gallery, London/copyright estate of the artist

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