Lady Edna Clarke Hall Catherine Earnshaw Walking 1924

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Artwork details

Artist
Title
Catherine Earnshaw Walking
Date 1924
Medium Ink on paper
Dimensions Support: 578 x 394 mm
Collection
Tate
Acquisition Presented by the Contemporary Art Society 1940
Reference
N05131
Not on display

Catalogue entry

N05131 CATHERINE EARNSHAW WALKING 1924
 
Inscr. ‘Edna CH. 1924’ b.l.
Pen and sepia, 22 3/4×15 1/2 (58×39·5).
Presented by the Contemporary Art Society 1940.
Coll: Possibly acquired by the C.A.S. at the Manchester exhibition of 1939, but this is not recorded.

In 1910 the artist made many drawings from the daughter of her cook, who appeared to be the ideal model for Catherine Earnshaw. She was wearing the slippers of Sir William Clarke Hall's father. These drawings afterwards formed the basis of illustrations to Emily Brontë's Wuthering Heights (see N05273). The broader style of this drawing is typical of her later period. There are several versions of this composition (see reverse of A01064).

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

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