Eva Frankfurther artist (1930-1959)

Young Woman Sewing

(private collection)

description A half-length portrait of a seated, dark-haired young woman of the type that the artist favoured, her face seen in three quarters view with head tilted downwards and turned to the left, as she concentrates on her sewing, the blue thread standing out against her brown skirt. The predominantly orange and ochre palette provides a more colourful backdrop than many of the works from the Whitechapel period, although the contemplative pose is shared by a number of other female subjects including 'Portrait of a Woman (Sari)' and 'Jewish Woman, East End'.

date c.1954

location Whitechapel

dimensions 75 x 50 cm

medium oil on paper

literature ed., B. Planskoy, 'Eva Frankfurther 1930-1959: Paintings, lithographs and drawings' (London: Peter Halban, 2001), illus. p. 69.

reference 48-f1

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