Delores by Gerald Leslie Brockhurst

The sitter, Pepita, was the wife of the composer Bobby Hazleton Ross. Brockhurst had used her as a model in 1922 for a work entitled Pepita. She is painted in half-length portrait against a stark rocky landscape and vast sky. Her direct pose and unflinching gaze are compelling. There is a tension in this gaze that holds the viewer’s attention but gives nothing away about the sitter or her character. (
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Media: oil on canvas