Artist Frederick Austin: Sleeping Woman (Cunard Line ), 1932

Artist Frederick Austin (1902-1990): Sleeping Woman (Cunard Line ), 1932

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Frederick Austin (1902-1990):
Sleeping Woman (Cunard Line ), 1932
Framed (ref: 1651)
Signed 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.)

See all works by Frederick Austin etching plate print night scenes and sleep TOP 100 women 1.master prints 1.PORTRAIT OF AN ARTIST

Provenance: The Artists Daughter; thence by descent

Literature: Llewellyn, Sacha, and Paul Liss. Portrait of an Artist. Liss Llewellyn, 2021, p.124.

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.