Lady Edna Clarke Hall Heathcliffe and Catherine in a Loft 1924

Artwork details

Artist
Title
Heathcliffe and Catherine in a Loft
Date 1924
Medium Ink and watercolour on paper
Dimensions Support: 400 x 571 mm
Collection
Tate
Acquisition Presented by Mrs F. Samuel, Mrs E. Bishop and Michel H. Salaman through the Contemporary Art Society 1941
Reference
N05419
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Catalogue entry

N05419 HEATHCLIFF AND CATHERINE IN A LOFT 1924
 
 
Inscr. ‘Edna C.H. 1924’ b.l.
Pen and blue wash, 15 3/4×22 1/2 (40×57).
Presented by Mrs F. Samuel, Mrs E. Bishop and Michel H. Salaman through the Contemporary Art Society 1941.
Coll: As for N05418.

One of the later illustrations to Wuthering Heights. The artist still has a number of detailed studies of the girl lying on the ground. The background is based on studies made in a French barn. The scene does not appear to be a direct illustration, but there is a reference in Chapter 3 to the garret where the children were sent with Joseph on wet Sundays and sat on a sack of corn while he conducted a service.

A small etching of a girl in a similar pose is inscribed ‘Catherine's Dream’.

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

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