May Aimee Smith

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Three-quarter length portrait of a woman seated in a wooden chair. The sitter has brown hair tied away from her face, her head tilted slightly to the left whilst gazing to the right with a distant expression on her face. She wears a lilac coloured dress with a plunging neckline and short, wide sleeves, which reveals a white blouse at the cuffs that is also ornamented with a large, oval brooch with a dark stone at the neck; she also wears a long string of striking red beads. Seated with her legs crossed, the sitter places her hands together on an arm of the red upholstered chair. To the right of the figure is a light coloured curtain tied back to reveal the scene beyond of a garden and, at some distance, the roof of a building with a flag pole bearing the George Cross seen to be surrounded by trees in the lower right corner.

Manchester Art Gallery



May Aimee Smith




oil on panel


H 55.5 x W 38.1 cm

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Acquisition method

gift from Mrs Gladys Savigny, 2001

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Inscription description

Signed and dated at left bottom corner: A. VALETTE. 1918


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