Provenance: private collection, London, since 1970
This painting possibly portrays Weber in her studio. As a poster artist and illustrator she would have habitually used the bottled powder paints and watercolour boxes depicted on the shelves. The figure’s short hairstyle, curling out at the sides of her velvet cloche hat which is pulled well down over her head, suggests a date of circa 1927. The figure is wearing an artist’s smock and practical laced shoes of the period.