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Creator:
Harold Gilman, 1876–1919, British
Title:

Sylvia Darning

Date:
1917
Medium:
Oil on canvas
Dimensions:
Support (PTG): 16 1/4 x 18 1/4 inches (41.3 x 46.4 cm)
Inscription(s)/Marks/Lettering:

Signed in lower left: "H. Gilman"

Credit Line:
Yale Center for British Art, Paul Mellon Collection
Copyright Status:
Public Domain
Accession Number:
B1981.25.735
Classification:
Paintings
Collection:
Paintings and Sculpture
Subject Terms:
boxes (containers) | ceiling | chair | design | door | flowers (plants) | genre subject | interior | marine art | paintings | patterns | room | sewing box | table | tablecloths | vase | wallpaper | woman
Associated People:
Gilman, Sylvia (1892–1971, nee Dorothy Sylvia Hardy Meyer) painter
Access:
On view in the galleries
Link:
https://collections.britishart.yale.edu/catalog/tms:1191
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Interiors, usually populated by a single figure, were a common theme in Harold Gilman’s work, reflecting his early interest in the work of James McNeill Whistler and Edgar Degas. Following his exposure to postimpressionist painting in 1910, however, Gilman’s interpretation of these scenes was enlivened by a bolder palette, as evidenced by the intense greens and blues of this particular canvas from 1917. The model for this painting was Gilman’s second wife, the painter Sylvia Hardy, whom he had married that same year. Sylvia was a former student of Gilman’s at Westminster School of Art.

Gallery label for installation of YCBA collection, 2020



Interiors, usually populated by a single figure, were a common theme in Harold Gilman’s work, reflecting his early interest in the work of James McNeill Whistler and Edgar Degas. Following his exposure to postimpressionist painting in 1910, however, Gilman’s interpretation of these scenes was enlivened by a bolder palette, as evidenced by the intense greens and blues of this particular canvas from 1917. The model for this painting was Gilman’s second wife, the painter Sylvia Hardy, whom he had married that same year.

Gallery label for installation of YCBA collection, 2016

Acquisitions : The First Decade 1977-1986, Yale Center for British Art , Yale Center for British Art, New Haven, CT, 1986, p. 13, no. 18, N590.2 A7 OVERSIZE (YCBA) [YCBA]

Malcolm Cormack, A Concise Catalogue of Paintings in the Yale Center for British Art, Yale Center for British Art, New Haven, CT, 1985, pp. 102-103, N590.2 A83 (YCBA) [YCBA]

Paul Mellon's Legacy, a passion for British art. [large print labels] , Yale Center for British Art, New Haven, CT, 2007, v. 1, N5220 M552 +P381 2007, Mellon Shelf (YCBA) [YCBA]

Duncan Robinson, Acquisitions : The First Decade 1977 - 1986, , Burlington Magazine, vol. 128, October 1986, p. 13, no. 18, N1 B87 128:3 OVERSIZE (YCBA) [YCBA]


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