Portrait of the Artist's Mother by Sir Edwin Landseer

Landseer's mother, Jane Potts (1774-1840) married John Landseer in 1793.

Details

Medium:
Chalk on paper
Dimensions:
25.4 x 22.9 cm
Acquired in:
2004
Presented by:
National Loan Collection Trust through The Art Fund

She had 14 children of whom only 7 survived, three boys and four girls. Mrs Landseer was already 28 when Edwin was born but is depicted in this drawing as a young woman while the costume and hairstyle would suggest a date of 1815-1825. It may be that the sitter has been wrongly identified.

Provenance

Sidney Claridge Turner; National Loan Collection Trust.

Venue details

Gallery Oldham Greaves Street, Cultural Quarter, Greaves St, OLDHAM Greater Manchester OL1 1AL 01617 704 653 www.galleryoldham.org.uk

Entry details

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