LIONEL LEMOINE FITZGERALD
oil on panel
signed with initials
5.75 ins x 5 ins; 15.2 cms x 12.7 cms
In this seated nude study, FitzGerald is chiefly preoccupied with form, shape and colour, and not with the specifics of who his subject is, or what she is doing. Many other examples by him exist of relaxed female subjects sometimes posed reading and it is possible that this activity introduced a natural curviness to the subject’s posture that FitzGerald enjoyed painting. While we do not know the identity of the subject, the dimensions of the picture may suggest a certain intimacy with the sitter.
Private Collection, Montreal