The Artist's Mother

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Half-length frontal portrait of Mrs Mary Measham, the artist's mother, aged 59. The subject wears a red coat and frilled blouse, and a black cap with a red flower on the left side. Her hair is tied back off her face and her head is turned slightly to the left, looking towards the viewer. She is seated with her hands resting in her lap, and sits against a dark indistinct background.

Manchester Art Gallery



The Artist's Mother




oil on canvas


H 61.5 x W 51.2 cm

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Acquisition method

gift from Richard Redfern, 1907

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Inscription description

artist's inscription : : reverse of canvas : artist's name, date, subject title : A PORTRAIT / BY H.MEASHAM.1870 MRS MARY MEASHAM / AGED 59


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