Eva Frankfurther artist (1930-1959)

Elderly Cellist (Front view)

(private collection)

description A pen-and-ink portrait of a seated, elderly, male cellist, seen from the front, observed on the streets of Whitechapel. The same subject is also seen from behind in 'Elderly Cellist (Back View)'. This is one of a number of depictions of street musicians, then a common sight in the East End.

date c. 1951-57

location Whitechapel

dimensions 12 x 10 cm

medium pen and ink and wash

literature ed., B. Planskoy, 'Eva Frankfurther 1930-1959: Paintings, lithographs and drawings (London: Peter Halban, 2001), illus. p. 34.

reference cat15

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