John Wheatley

Mother and Child

1915

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Medium
Chalk on paper
Dimensions
Support: 559 x 445 mm
Collection
Tate
Acquisition
Purchased 1924
Reference
N03851

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