Eva Frankfurther artist (1930-1959)

Woman Cleaner (Back View)

(private collection)

description A lightning pen-and-ink figure study of a stout, kneeling woman engaged in cleaning the floor, as seen from behind. The work, made in Whitechapel, shows Frankfurther's eye for capturing the essence of her subject in a few simple lines, portraying her subject with both empathy and humour. The subject is probably the same sitter as in the three-quarter length portrait 'Woman Cleaner'.

date c. 1951-56

location Whitechapel

dimensions 14 x 9.5 cm

medium pen and ink on paper

literature ed., B. Planskoy, 'Eva Frankfurther 1930-1959: Paintings, lithographs and drawings' (London: Peter Halban, 2001), illus., p. 33.

reference cat13

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