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
This is one of many portraits Hockney has made of his mother, Laura, since his early days at Bradford School of Art. His best-known representation of his parents is perhaps the large double portrait My Parents, 1977 (Tate Gallery T03255). Mrs Hockney was a more willing sitter than her husband, and the artist portrays her with great psychological insight. She was widowed in 1978.
Marco Livingstone, David Hockney: Faces 1966-1984, exhibition catalogue, Laband Art Gallery, Los Angeles 1987, [n.p.]