Eva Frankfurther artist (1930-1959)

Mother and Child

(private collection)

description A head-and-shoulders portrait of a mother, seen in left profile, holding a baby, who nestles against her, facing right; both have their eyes closed. The yellowish flesh tones contrast with a cool purple background, which has possibly been rubbed down or overpainted with a thin layer of white; the woman's muddy green-brown dress is thinly painted in the same muted tones, against which the white clothing of the child stands out. The mother-and-child motif was one of Frankfurther's most frequent and most successful. The composition may be compared to 'East End Mother and Child'. Hidden from view for many years, this work was discovered behind the frame of Frankfurther's 'Pietà'.

dimensions 75 x 50 cm

medium oil on paper on wood

reference 41-f1

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