Gilbert Spencer (1892-1979):
Portrait of Doreen Harter, mid 1920's
Framed (ref: 9224)
Oil on canvas
Provenance: Artist's Estate
Exhibited: 'For Real: British Realists from the 20s and 30s', Museum MORE, Gorssel (September 15th, 2019 – January 5th, 2020).
Doreen was the sister of Gwen Harter, who was married to Sydney Carline, and veery much part of the Hampstead network that Stanley and Gilbert Spencer belonged to. Both Doreen and Gwen were stage actresses in the 1920's, and appeared in Shakespeare's 'As You Like It' at the Regent Theatre in 1924.
Gilbert also painted a portrait of Gwen, which now belongs to the Ferens Art Gallery.