Eva Frankfurther artist (1930-1959)

Older woman, Whitechapel

(private collection)

description A head-and-shoulders, three quarter face portrait of an old woman, her head turned to the right, wearing a turban. Turbans were common in wartime and postwar London, worn to protect the hair while carrying out housework or other practical tasks, and often to conceal curlers beneath. This is one of a number of studies of older women, observed in various working-class districts including Whitechapel and Naples.

date 1957

location Whitechapel

dimensions 14 x 10 cm

medium pencil on paper

literature 'Eva Frankfurther: People', with an Appreciation by M. Levy, (London: Gilchrist Studios, 1962), illus., p. 37; ed., B. Planskoy, 'Eva Frankfurther 1930-1959: Paintings, lithographs and drawings' (London: Peter Halban, 2001), illus., p. 85.

reference cat41

This work is related to: