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)
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.
Phylis Austin with one of the portraits depicting herself
We are grateful to Portia Birch for assistance.