James Charles

Heads: Children and a Family Group

c.1900

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Artist
James Charles 1851–1906
Medium
Graphite on paper
Dimensions
Support: 241 x 292 mm
Collection
Tate
Acquisition
Presented by the artist's widow 1907
Reference
N02124

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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