West Indian Waitress
description A head-and-shoulders portrait in three quarter profile, looking right, of a Lyons Corner House waitress of West Indian origin. She is dressed in the traditional cross-over uniform and cap and her serious expression is weary but dignified. This is one of a number of compositions (including drawings, lithographs and paintings) focusing on the over-worked Lyons' waitresses whom the artist worked alongside as a counter-hand and washer-up between 1951 and 1956.
date c. 1955
location Lyons Corner House
dimensions 36 x 23 cm
exhibition history 'Eva Frankfurther 1930-1959: Memorial Exhibition', Boundary Gallery, London, 15 June-18 July 2001, (82), £200.
literature ed., B. Planskoy, 'Eva Frankfurther 1930-1959: Paintings, lithographs and drawings' (London: Peter Halban, 2001), illus., p. 24.
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