Eva Frankfurther artist (1930-1959)

Portrait of a Woman

(private collection)

description A head-and-shoulders portrait of a dark-haired woman seen in full face view looking to the left, with averted gaze. The sitter wears a dark orange coat or gown with a white blouse beneath, lending the composition a timeless air (similar clothes are worn by the sitter in 'Young Woman Sewing'), reflecting the artist's admiration for Rembrandt. The subdued purple hues of the background, are gently echoed in subtle shadows to her face, neck and garments.

date c. 1951-58

location Whitechapel

dimensions 57 x 43 cm

medium oil on paper

literature ed., B. Planskoy, 'Eva Frankfurther 1930-1959: Paintings, lithographs and drawings' (London: Peter Halban, 2001), illus., p. 71.

reference 35-f1

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