View this artwork by appointment, at Tate Britain's Prints and Drawings Rooms
- David Hockney born 1937
- Lithograph on paper
- Image: 512 x 435 mm
- Presented by the artist 1993
One of many portraits done of his mother Laura over the years, this was made at a time when Hockney was exploring alternatives to naturalism (see also Portrait of Mother III, 1985, Tate Gallery P20124). Cubist-inspired, incorporating several points of view in the depiction of the face, it captures the sitter's personality with love and affection.
Further reading:Marco Livingstone, David Hockney: Faces 1966-1984, exhibition catalogue, Laband Art Gallery, Los Angeles 1987, [n.p.]
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