Lady Edna Clarke Hall Catherine Leaning on a Wall c.1900–5

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Artist
Title
Catherine Leaning on a Wall
Date c.1900–5
Medium Ink and watercolour on paper
Dimensions Support: 279 x 216 mm
Collection
Tate
Acquisition Presented by Mrs F. Samuel, Mrs E. Bishop and Michel H. Salaman through the Contemporary Art Society 1941
Reference
A01064
Not on display

Catalogue entry

A01064 [from] MISCELLANEOUS DRAWINGS, MOSTLY SKETCHES FOR ‘WUTHERING HEIGHTS’ [A01064-A01073]
 
Presented by Mrs F. Samuel, Mrs E. Bishop and Michel H. Salaman through the Contemporary Art Society 1941.
Coll: As for N05418.
 
(i) CATHERINE LEANING ON A WALL
 
Not inscribed.
Pen and blue wash on paper, 11×8 1/2 (28×21); drawing framed with an outline, 9 1/4×6 1/2 (23·5×16·5).

An illustration to Chapter 9. Catherine is seen waiting for Heathcliff the night he ran away:

‘Catherine would not be persuaded into tranquillity. She kept wandering to and fro, from the gate to the door, in a state of agitation, which permitted no repose; and, at length, took up a permanent situation on one side of the wall, near the road; where, heedless of any expostulations, and the growling thunder, and the great drops that began to plash around her, she remained calling, at intervals, and then listening, and then crying outright.’

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

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