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Dominie in Catalonia

  • Object type

  • Museum number


  • Title (object)

    • Dominie in Catalonia
  • Description

    HS portrait of Kitaj's daughter Dominie wearing a large hat. 1977

  • Producer name

  • School/style

  • Date

    • 1977
  • Materials

  • Technique

  • Dimensions

    • Height: 272 millimetres (image)
    • Width: 268 millimetres
    • Height: 643 millimetres (sheet)
    • Width: 508 millimetres
  • Inscriptions

      • Inscription Content

        Signed and numbered '5/50' in pencil with blindstamp of a circle
  • Curator's comments

    Printed and published by Petersburg Press, London. Illustrated in Kinsman p.119

    Label text from: 2013, May - Sept, BM, 'Recent Acquisitions'
    In 1964 Kitaj and his first wife Elsi adopted an Indian orphan girl, Dominie. This sensitive and delicate portrait of his teenage daughter is one of Kitaj's few examples of work in etching.
    Kitaj may have etched this portrait while the family were staying at their house in Sant Feliu de Guíxols, a port town in Catalonia.


  • Bibliography

    • Ramkalawon 2013 215 bibliographic details
    • Kinsman 1994 93 bibliographic details
  • Location

    Not on display (American XXc Mounted Atlas)

  • Exhibition history

    2013, May - Sept, BM, 'Recent Acquisitions'

  • Associated names

  • Acquisition name

  • Acquisition date


  • Department

    Prints & Drawings

  • Registration number


HS portrait of Kitaj's daughter Dominie wearing a large hat. 1977  Etching

HS portrait of Kitaj's daughter Dominie wearing a large hat. 1977 Etching

r.b.kitaj estate, courtesy marlborough fine art © The Trustees of the British Museum

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