Old Woman with Stick
description A full-length portrait lithograph of an old woman wearing a turban and overcoat, grasping a walking stick. The composition has been reworked from the oil painting 'Blind Man Stood on the Way and He Cried (Quotation from Negro Spiritual)', a three-quarter length study of the same sitter in the same attitude, although here the sex of the sitter differs and her position is reversed so that she looks to the viewer's right (rather than the left) and holds her stick in her left hand (rather than the right); the other hand outstretched for assistance. In both works the sitter's age and poverty are emphasised and the mouth is open in either supplication or song. A further version of this subject, a pen-and-wash drawing, was exhibited at the 'Eva Frankfurther 1930-1959: Memorial Exhibition' at the Boundary Gallery, London in 2001.
date c. 1952-58
dimensions 43.3 x 29.2 cm
exhibition history Another version of this subject was exhibited at the 'Eva Frankfurther 1930-1959: Memorial Exhibition', Boundary Gallery, London, 15 June-18 July 2001, (17) 'Old Man with Stick', £60.
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