John Bratby – portrait of Eileen Joyce

portrait of Eileen Joyce

Charcoal, signed, dated 1957.



Provenance: Julian Hartnoll, reproduced in The Great Bratby by Professor Maurice Yacowar, 2008. Here Bratby portrays a ‘hunted’ look that Joyce, a then-famous Australian pianist Bratby painted two portraits of, says was the case at the time. She had had a nervous breakdown in 1953.