The Doler by Henry Lamb

This work depicts an unemployed Poole man who pestered Lamb to paint his portrait.

Details

Medium:
Oil on canvas
Dimensions:
52 x 41 cm
Art Fund grant:
£1,125 ( Total: £4,500)
Acquired in:
1989
Vendor:
Agnew's

Apparently, the sitter threw stones at Lamb's windows and shouted abuse about a 'privileged' artist 'who had never worked for a living'. The work reflects Poole's plight in the inter-war years, at a time of much poverty and unemployment.

Provenance

Chenil Galleries, London; Thomas Agnew & Sons Ltd.

Venue details

Poole Museum 4 High Street, POOLE Dorset BH15 1BW 01202 262 600 www.poolemuseum.co.uk

Entry details

Free to all

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