The Artist’s Family
Fine Art Society, London
Piano Nobile, London
Private Collection, USA
Fine Arts Society Camden Town Recalled October - November 1976 no.29 and Spring 1992 no. 51
Harold Gilman 1876-1919 Arts Council of Great Britain 1981 Spencer Gore & His Circle, Piano Nobile 1996 p.12 (illustrated)
This little work masterfully captures the London street scene observed by Gilman in a post-impressionistic manner. It’s early date places him and his Camden Town Group contemporaries at the heart of the British post-impressionist movement. Gilman’s career whilst short was important, especially in its distinctive response to Post-Impressionism. He lent his home at Letchworth to Spencer Gore in 1912 and following Gore’s death took over his class at the Westminster School of Art which Gore had inherited from Sickert.
Gilman succumbed to the great influenza epidemic which swept through Europe in 1919.