Beatrice How L’Infirmière c.1914–18

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Artwork details

Artist
Beatrice How 1867–1932
Title
L’Infirmière
Date c.1914–18
Medium Oil paint on canvas
Dimensions Support: 654 x 470 mm
Collection
Tate
Acquisition Presented by the Trustees of the Chantrey Bequest 1935
Reference
N04837
Not on display

Display caption

How studied in Paris in the 1890s and found that she preferred to live and work there rather than her native Devon. However, she spent part of each year with her sister, Mrs Dawe, wife of the Rector of Walkington, near Beverley, Yorkshire, and this picture was painted there. How worked in the Red Cross and has painted one of the local village children in the arms of a Red Cross nurse. The artist made her reputation with paintings of women with babies, presented in a fresh and unsentimental manner. How is represented in public galleries in Paris, Lyon, Dijon, Glasgow, Philadelphia, Indianapolis and Los Angeles.
This painting was chosen by Clare Boylan.

September 2004

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