Modern British Art by William Orpen: Mother Feeding her Child, 1903 |


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William Orpen:
Mother Feeding her Child, 1903

Framed (ref: 7998)
Signed and dated 
Coloured chalk
12 x 9 1/2 in. (30.5 x 24.2 cm)

Tags: children women The Alan M. Fortunoff Collection

Provenance: The Fine Art Society; Private collection New York since the 1970's

The twenty-five-year-old William Orpen, one of the great Slade-trained draughtsmen of his generation, married to Grace Knewstub, sister-in-law of William Rothenstein, in 1901. This tender drawing  depicts her feeding one of their daughters.

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