Thomas Faed
Faults on Both Sides 1861

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Thomas Faed 1826–1900
Faults on Both Sides
Date 1861
Medium Oil paint on canvas
Dimensions Support: 673 x 552 mm
frame: 1023 x 892 x 116 mm
Acquisition Presented by Sir Henry Tate 1894
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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