Bernard Fleetwood Walker (1893-1965):
Double Portrait - probably the artist's wife and her younger sister
Framed (ref: 929)
Oil on canvas, 36 x 28 in. (91.5 x 71 cm.)
Provenance: The Artists Studio Sale, Chrities South Kensington 1983; private collection Canada.
This painting, which pre-dates Fleetwood Walker's iconic double portrait Amity (Liverpool Walker Art Gallery, 1933) is of a compositional form in which the artist excelled. When the painting featured on the front cover of the 1983 Christies studio sale, (13th December) it was titled, Portrait of the artist's wife and daughter. Since Fleetwood Walker had no off-spring, from his first marriage, it more likely portrays the artist's wife and her younger sister.