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Workman, Robert A. Mrs.

British, born 1874

Workman, Elizabeth Russe

Biography

Mrs. Robert A. Workman, née Elizabeth Russe, collected modern painting in the 1920s with money made in her husband's shipping business. She was a frequent client of the London gallery of Reid & Lefevre. After the financial crisis of 1929 she was forced to sell much of her collection. In 1931 an estate sale was held at her home in London.

Bibliography
1926
Manson, J.B. "The Workman Collection: Modern Foreign Art," Apollo 3 (1926): 139-144.
1986
Hahnloser-Ingold, Margrit. "Collecting Matisses of the 1920s in the 1920s," in Matisse: The Early Years in Nice. Exh. cat., National Gallery of Art, Washington, 1986: 259.
2006
Bailey, Martin. Van Gogh and Britain: Pioneer Collectors. Exh cat. National Galleries of Scotland, 2006: 129.
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