Eva Frankfurther artist (1930-1959)

Lyons Counterhand

(private collection)

description A head-and shoulders profile portrait of a woman seen in three quarter face view, facing right. She wears overalls and a large cap, from which one rebellious curl has escaped at the nape of her neck. The artist herself served as a counterhand and washer-up at Lyons Corner House, Piccadilly, between 1951 and 1956, where she made many empathetic portraits of her fellow workers.

date c. 1951-56

location Lyon's Corner House, Piccadilly, London

dimensions 33 x 23 cm

medium lithograph

exhibition history 'Eva Frankfurther 1930-1959: Memorial Exhibition', Boundary Gallery, London, 15 June-18 July, 2001, (88), as 'Counterhand, Lyons Corner House', £200.

literature ed., B. Planskoy, 'Eva Frankfurther 1930-1959: Paintings, lithographs and drawings' (London: Peter Halban, 2001), illus. p. 22.

reference 4-pr