James Charles Heads: Children and a Family Group c.1900

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Artwork details

Artist
James Charles 1851–1906
Title
Heads: Children and a Family Group
Date c.1900
Medium Graphite on paper
Dimensions Support: 241 x 292 mm
Collection
Tate
Acquisition Presented by the artist's widow 1907
Reference
N02124
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Catalogue entry

N02124 HEADS OF CHILDREN AND A FAMILY GROUP c. 1900
 
Stamped ‘J Charles’, the ‘J’ and ‘C’ in monogram, b.l. and inscribed ‘James Charles 80’ on reverse.
Pencil, irregular, 9 1/2×11 1/2 (24×29).
Presented by the artist's widow 1907.

The two studies of the boy's head are of the artist's son Cyril (b. 1891), and the girl's head below is of his daughter Dorice (b. 1890). This and No.2125 were made at East Ashling, Sussex.

Published in:
Mary Chamot, Dennis Farr and Martin Butlin, The Modern British Paintings, Drawings and Sculpture, London 1964, I

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