Portrait of Orovida Pissarro by Clara Klinghoffer

The sitter is the granddaughter of the Jewish impressionist painter Camille Pissarro.

Details

Medium:
Oil on canvas
Dimensions:
102 x 86 cm
Art Fund grant:
£795 ( Total: £1,645)
Acquired in:
1996
Vendor:
Agi Katz

Klinghoffer was best known for her portraits, and this work is a striking and unusual depiction with its bright colours and unflattering portrayal of Orovida. The aim of the Ben Uri Gallery is to promote Jewish art as part of Jewish cultural heritage. This work by a Jewish female artist complements the works by her contemporaries like Mark Gertler, David Bomberg and Jacob Epstein already in the collection.

Provenance

Agi Katz purchased painting from Sotheby's twelve years ago.

Venue details

Ben Uri: Art. Identity. Migration 108A Boundary Road, London London NW8 0RH 020 7604 3991 www.benuri.org.uk

Entry details

Free to all

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