Thomas FaedFaults on Both Sides 1861

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Artist
Thomas Faed (1826‑1900)
Title
Faults on Both Sides
Date 1861
MediumOil paint on canvas
Dimensionssupport: 673 x 552 mm frame: 1023 x 892 x 116 mm
Collection
Tate
Acquisition Presented by Sir Henry Tate 1894
Reference
N01526
Not on display

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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.

July 2007

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