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Portrait of Little Helen O'Henry (1912)

John S. Currie

red chalk on blue-grey paper

Prints and Drawings Department, British Museum, London

Portrait of Little Helen O'Henry (1912)

Photo credit: The Trustees of the British Museum



Drawing and Watercolour


Paper, Red chalk, Blue paper

Physical Object Description:

Head and shoulders turned slightly to right, and looking to front. Inscribed and dated: "Currie/1912". Daughter / sister of Currie's Irish mistress, Dorothy Eileen Henry (O'Henry) who he shot in Chelsea before killing himself in 1914.




27.6 x 21 cm

Accession Number:



Presented by the Contemporary Art Society, 1924

Ownership history:

Purchased by Campbell Dodgson (1867-1948) for the Contemporary Art Society, with its Prints and Drawings Fund, 1921; presented to the Prints and Drawings Department, British Museum, London, 1924

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