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Prudence Heward

Rosaire

Artist

Prudence Heward
Montreal 1896 – Los Angeles 1947

Title

Rosaire

Date

1935

Materials

Oil on canvas

Dimensions

102 x 92 cm

Credits

Purchase, William Gilman Cheney Bequest, inv. 1944.859

Collection

Quebec and Canadian Art

Heward gave predominance to her models’ hands, which are often folded. In Rosaire, one of her few portraits of a man, the hidden strength of the expression perhaps derives from not only the almost garish palette but also the crossed-hands pose maintained by the adolescent and the close relationship between him and the architectural background.

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