Catalogue entry

T00005 MOTHER BATHING CHILD 1953

Inscr. ‘Jack Smith 53.’ b.r.
Oil on hardboard, 72×48 (183×122).
Purchased from the Beaux Arts Gallery (Kerr Fund) 1955.
Exh: Beaux Arts Gallery, June–July 1954 (5); London Group, November–December 1954 (319); A Selection from the London Group 1954, Cumberland House, Portsmouth, January–February 1955 (75), and Southampton, February–March 1955 (102).
Repr: Tate Gallery Report 1954–55, 1955, between pp.18 and 19.

Painted in 1953 as one of a series of this particular subject, it is, according to the artist (letter of 14 April 1955), the only one remaining; the rest were afterwards destroyed.

Published in:
Mary Chamot, Dennis Farr and Martin Butlin, The Modern British Paintings, Drawings and Sculpture, London 1964, II