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

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

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Frederick Austin (1902-1990):
Woman Sleeping (Cunard Line), 1932
Framed (ref: 9591)

Etching, 2nd state, inscribed in pencil.

8 1/4 x 10 1/4 in. (21 x 26 cm) 

Paper size: 11 3/4 x 12 1/2 in. (30 x 34.5 cm)

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

Provenance: The Artist's Estate

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

A version of the same etching  printed posthumous from the original plate, on   ARCHES  (250 g/m²) paper is also availabe.. 

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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.

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Phylis Austin with one of the portraits depicting herself

We are grateful to Portia Birch for assistance.