John Wheatley
Mother and Child 1915

Artwork details

Artist
John Wheatley 1892–1955
Title
Mother and Child
Date 1915
Medium Chalk on paper
Dimensions Support: 559 x 445 mm
Collection
Tate
Acquisition Purchased 1924
Reference
N03851
Not on display

Catalogue entry

N03851 MOTHER AND CHILD 1915

Inscr. ‘John Wheatley, 1915’ b.r.
Chalk, 22×17 1/2 (56×24).
Purchased from Campbell Dodgson (Duveen Drawings Fund) 1924.
Coll: Purchased by Campbell Dodgson from the artist.
Repr: Burlington Magazine, XXXIX, 1921, p.139.

The drawing is of the artist's wife Grace and their baby daughter Elizabeth, born 15 July 1915, and was done in the following September (letter from the artist's widow, 12 January 1956).

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

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