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Seated Figure, The Maid: Florence Head

© estate of Victor Pasmore. All rights reserved, DACS 2016. Photo credit: Lakeland Arts Trust

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This portrait was painted when Victor Pasmore was in his early twenties and had just moved to London to join the Civil Service. The painting bears the influence of Impressionism which he had been interested in since a schoolboy. Pasmore painted Florence Head, the family maid, on numerous occasions, although her guarded pose suggests that she may not have enjoyed being an artist’s model. Victor Pasmore is better known for the abstract work which he began after 1947.

Abbot Hall Art Gallery


  • Date


  • Medium

    oil on panel

  • Measurements

    46.3 x 39.5 cm

  • Accession number

    AH 293/63

  • Acquisition method

    bequeathed by Mr A. and Dr Dorothea Walpole


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Abbot Hall Art Gallery

Kirkland, Kendal, Cumbria LA9 5AL England

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