Yale Center for British Art
Gwen John, 1876–1939, British

Seated Woman in a Broad-Brimmed Hat
Oil on canvas
Support (PTG): 13 × 11 inches (33 × 27.9 cm)
Inscribed with black ink, upper stretcher bar, on white paper sticker: “Z25”; inscribed in black felt tip pen inside upper stretcher bar: “Z25"; inscribed in black ballpoint pen on strip-lining canvas fold-over, towards top of left edge (from verso): “Z. | 25”; inscribed in blue ballpoint pen on strip-lining canvas fold-over, towards bottom of left edge: “OIL / 5-9-78”; white paper adhered to priming with strips of clear adhesive tape, printed in black (see right) center of canvas verso: "179 E. Lake Shore Drive | Chicago, Illinois 60611 Apt. 27 | GWEN JOHN | “SEATED WOMAN IN BROAD BRIMMED HAT’ | Purchased rom[sic] the Christopher Hull “Gallery. | 670 Fulham Road London.. SW6 | September 1983. | (This painting is unfinished and should never be exposed to very strong light)"
Credit Line:
Yale Center for British Art, Gift of the Libra Foundation, from the family of Nicholas and Susan Pritzker
Copyright Status:
Copyright Information
Accession Number:
Paintings and Sculpture
Subject Terms:
woman | costume | hat | figure study
Currently On View:
Not on view
Exhibition History:
Modernism and Memory - Rhoda Pritzker and the Art of Collecting (Yale Center for British Art, 2016-03-30 - 2016-08-21)

Ian Collins, Modernism and memory : Rhoda Pritzker and the art of collecting, Yale Center for British Art, New Haven, 2016, p. 89-91, 95-96, 98, 10, 102, 103, 104, 206, fig.s 53, 61; 106 fig., N6768 .M635 2016 OVERSIZE (YCBA)

Cecily Langdale, Gwen John, with a catalogue raisonne of the paintings and a selection of the drawings , Yale University Press, New Haven, 1987, p. 85, 165, no. 106, pl. 230, NJ18 J594 A12 L25 (YCBA)