Oil on canvas, signed.
25.5 x 30 inches
The family of the artist
Moments in Time, P.M. Gallery Ealing, 2011.
Carole and Peter Walker, Moments in Time (London: Worlds Publishing, 2011), p14.
This picture shares elements (the chequered floor, the lone self-portrait) with The Model (1915), The Step-Dancer (1918) and Sunday Morning (1920), and may have been exhibited in 1916 as either Girl on Check Floor or The Girl’s Debut. The artist, in a full skirt and red dancing shoes, like those used for Irish step-dancing, stands primly, holding her hat. Girlishly shy but confident, Green faces us squarely, boldly meeting our gaze. A silhouetted statuette of the Virgin stands in the window behind, and in the corner, clothing hangs on the wall and lies on a stool. The strong backlight, the muted tones and the quiet intimacy of the scene are reminiscent of Vermeer.