Eva Frankfurther artist (1930-1959)

Woman with Head Beads

(private collection)

description A head-and-shoulders portrait of a woman wearing head beads and a decorated tunic, carrying a round basket upon her head; she is seen in full face view either looking down or with eyes closed. The dark palette offset by ochre enhances both her beauty and the decorative aspect of the composition. It is one of a number of portraits and/or genre scenes dating from the artist's visit to Israel in 1958 exploring this motif. The portrait 'Arab Man' is verso.

date 1958

location Israel

dimensions 38 x 28 cm

medium oil on paper

literature ed., B. Planskoy, 'Eva Frankfurther 1930-1959: Paintings, lithographs and drawings' (London: Peter Halban, 2001), illus., p. 93.

reference 25-f2

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