- 1940 - 1943
- Bensemann, Leo Vernon, 1912-1986
- Shows a head and shoulders portrait, almost in profile, of the young Douglas Lilburn, wearing a teal green jacket and grey polo-necked jersey. The background is salmon pink According to Douglas Lilburn, Leo Bensemann had been frustrated with this work, feeling it had not been successful (See letter from Mrs Caroline Otto, the artist's daughter, at AT 13/14/1, 23 July 2001). Attributed and dated on the grounds of similarity to Bensemann's portraits of Faye Pearless, Noel C Bradley and Lawrence Baigent, dated ca 1938. Lilburn returned to live in Christchurch in 1940 and got to know Bensemann soon after then. Reproduced in: Leo Bensemann: portraits, masks and fantasy figures by Caroline Otto (Nelson, Nikau, 2005), p. 57 Quantity: 1 oil(s). Physical Description: Oil on canvas, 397 x 331 mm (sight) Provenance: Lilburn had the work stored behind a bookcase in his home at the time of his death and for many years earlier
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- 1 oil(s), Works of art, Oil paintings, Portraits, Oil on canvas, 397 x 331 mm (sight), Orientation: Vertical image
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