The Present

Stevens specialised in paintings of fashionably dressed young women. This picture, with its modest scale and intimate subject, is typical of his work.

The artist painted this subject on at least five occasions. One version was exhibited in 1866 but this one appears to be later.

Key facts

Artist dates
1823 - 1906
Full title
The Present
Date made
about 1866-71
Medium and support
Oil on canvas
37 x 46 cm
Inscription summary
Acquisition credit
Sir Hugh Lane Bequest, 1917
Inventory number
Location in Gallery