Mrs. Decco (Italian Woman), 1940 (circa)
Inscriptionssigned 'P.HEWARD' (upper right).
ProvenanceSarah Efa Jones, mother of the artist;
Galerie Walter Klinkhoff Inc., Montreal;
A.K. Prakash, Toronto;
Masters Gallery, Calgary;
Private Collection, British Columbia.
ExpositionsMontreal, Art Association of Montreal, Contemporary Arts Society, 22 November - 15 December 1940, no cat. no., as Mrs. Decco, priced at $250.00;
Ottawa, National Gallery of Canada, Memorial Exhibition: Prudence Heward, 1896- 1947, 4 - 29 March 1948, travelling exh., 3- 25 April 1948, Toronto, Art Gallery of Ontario; [May?] - [6?] June 1948, Montreal, Art Association of Montreal, cat. no. 12, as Italian Woman.
Documentation"Beauty Not Stressed at Annual Exhibit: Work of Contemporary Art Society Occupies Three Galleries, Gazette (Montreal), 23 November 1940;
Robert Ayre, "Exhibition of 'Art of Our Day' By Contemporary Arts Society Found Haunting and Significant" The Standard (Montreal), 30 November 1940"
Robert Ayre, "Art of Our Day in Canada," Saturday Night (Toronto), 28 December 1940, p. 25;
A.K. Prakash, Independent Spirit: Early Canadian Women Artists, (Toronto: Firefly Books, 2008), reproduced in colour, p. 98, as Italian Woman and "Private Collection, Alberta.";
Victor Swoboda, "Treasures from near and far", Gazette (Montreal), 13 December 2019, I.10.;
Julia Skelly, Prudence Heward: Life and Work, (Toronto: Art Canada Institute, 2015), e-book, https://www.aci-iac.ca/content/art-books/8/Art-Canada-Institute_Prudence-Heward.pdf, reproduced in colour, p. 54 as "Italian Woman".