Eva Frankfurther artist (1930-1959)

Waitress Resting

(private collection)

description A full-length portrait of a seated waitress at Lyons Corner House, Piccadilly, depicted in full face view, her head inclined slightly to the right, her eyes not engaging with the viewer's. Shown in a moment of rest, away from the busy service of the cafeteria, her pose indicates a weariness boardering on exhaustion. This is one of the artist's many depictions of fellow workers at Lyons Corner House with a number focusing specifically upon the hard-worked waitresses, shown both at rest and at work. This is one of Frankfurther's few surviving oils on canvas.

date c.1955

location Lyons Corner House

dimensions 76 x 56 cm

medium oil on canvas

exhibition history 'Eva Frankfurther 1930-1959: Memorial Exhibition', Boundary Gallery, London, 15 June-18 July 2001, (43) as 'Waitress Resting Eyes Closed, Lyons C. H.', £1,300; 'Refugees: The Lives of Others - Selected Works by Eva Frankfurther, 1930-1959', Ben Uri Gallery and Museum, London, 108a Boundary Road, St John's Wood, London NW8 ORH, 29 March - 18 June 2017.

literature ed., B. Blanskoy, 'Eva Frankfurther 1930-1959: Paintings, lithographs and drawings' (London: Peter Halban, 2001), p. 23.

reference 54-f1

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