Marguerite Kelsey by Meredith Frampton 1928

One of many paintings I saw in London’s Tate Modern. I love my Art.

“A professional artist”s model in the 1920s and 1930s, Marguerite Kelsey (1908?-1995) was renowned for her gracefulness and ability to hold poses for a long time. Her dress and shoes were chosen and purchased by Frampton for this portrait. ”

“They are both classical and, being uncorseted, deliberately modern. The simple, short-sleeved pale tunic dress worn with low-heeled shoes and her straight hair were all essential elements of the fashionable ”garçonne style” created by the couturiers Coco Chanel and Jean Patou from the mid-1920s.”

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