1907 - 1985

The Cocktail Hour (Double Portrait of Julian Wood Glass Jr. and Ernest "Sunny" Embry Bradfield)

Date: 1950

Sleek and chic, Julian Wood Glass Jr. and his half-sister, Ernest “Sunny” Bradfield, pose in his New York City apartment. Artist David Payne included the screen and chair in the picture to symbolize his friend Julian’s collecting passion. Sunny Bradfield, who once worked as an actress, is presented as glamorous and self-assured. David Payne specialized in depicting the interiors of homes of the “café society,” the stylish social circle to which this brother and sister belonged.

Medium: Gouache (opaque watercolor) on paper

Inscriptions: Singed lower left: "David Payne"

Dimensions: H: 24 1/4 x W: 18 in

Place: New York, New York

Accession: 0125

Collection: Julian Wood Glass Jr. Collection

Category: Works on Paper - Portraits

Tags: Cocktail , New York , Julian Wood Glass

Purchased August 1, 1950 from David Payne.