Modern British Art by Frederick Austin: Sleeping Woman (Cunard Line ), 1932 |





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Frederick Austin:
Sleeping Woman (Cunard Line ), 1932

Framed (ref: 1651)
Signd and dated in the plate

Original copper plate framed in a blue colour field with posthumous print on verso side
Etching, copper plate: 8 1/4 x 10 1/4 in. (21 x 26 cm.). Print: 11 13/16 x 13 1/2 in. (30 x 34.5 cm.)

Tags: plate British School of Rome night scenes and sleep TOP 100 women

A limited edition has been printed posthumously on ARCHES 250 g/m² paper

This etching was created on the return from the Austin's honeymoon.  The newly-wed Phyllis Austin (Kneafcy), a Canadian Opera singer, is shown sleeping in the cabin of the Cunard ship on which they sailed from Canada in 1932. A box of her favourite Laura Secord Candies can be seen on the bedside table.

We are grateful to Portia Birch for assistance.

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