Catalogue entry

Anthony Green b.1939
Inscribed ‘with love Anthony/Green 1967’ b.r. and on back of canvas ‘Anthony Green/1967/Souvenir de Jeunesse/Madeleine Joscelyne's Lounge’.
Canvas, 60×57 (152·5×145).
Chantrey Purchase from the artist 1968.
Exh: R.A., 1968 (638).

Madeleine Joscelyne is the artist's mother. He wrote (13 April 1969): ‘This picture is one of a series of three painted during the period May/June 1967. It was the first of the series and shows my mother in her living room at 12 Friars Avenue, Friern Barnet, London N20. All the objects on the table (bottom right hand corner) relate to the family history over the last 60 years or so. The reproduction chinese? vase was given by M.J. and her sister to their mother in the 1920s when they were adolescents. The two dominoes announce my mother's age in 1967. The photograph is a “retouched” one of her as a “young lady” taken some time around 1925. The dominoes belonged to her mother-in-law Mrs Ada Green - upon my parents’ divorce they passed into my possession.

‘The other two paintings in the series are entitled - Madeleine Green at home 1949 and: - Madeleine Dupont's dream 1924’.

Published in:
The Tate Gallery: Acquisitions 1968-9, London 1969