Thomas Faed

Faults on Both Sides

1861

Medium
Oil paint on canvas
Dimensions
Support: 673 x 552 mm
frame: 1023 x 892 x 116 mm
Collection
Tate
Acquisition
Presented by Sir Henry Tate 1894
Reference
N01526

Display caption

In this painting a couple sit in silence next to their marital bed, unable to communicate after a row. The man bites the handle of his walking stick in frustration. The woman gazes stonily ahead and twists a handkerchief to control her anger.Thomas Faed was a Scottish artist who specialised in genre scenes based on Highland subjects. The man here is thought to be a self-portrait.

Gallery label, July 2007