Freud, LucianPortrait of Kitty

Portrait of Kitty
Oil painting by Lucien Freud (1922- )

Epstein’s Kitty II (1949) (GR.364) was made around the same time as Freud’s painted portrait. It is also interesting to compare this portrait with Andrew Tift’s Kitty (Transition) (2007.026.P). Painted in 2006, Tift’s finely detailed, photo-realistic portrait also depicts Kitty in profile, but at a much later stage in her life.