untitled (study)

attributed to: Faed

19th century
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untitled (study), interior scene with two figures (possibly the Visit of the Doctor). A male figure, wearing top hat and long overcoat stands at an open door. His right hand is placed on the door handle. A woman, is greeting him at the door, her back to the viewer. She wears a white cap which covers her head, a red shawl bordered with crossed bands of black pattern and a dark skirt. The impression is that both figures are middle aged or elderly due to the attire and posture. The interior could be that of a farmhouse. A plain fire surround with iron grate is visible at the centre of the composition. The simple wooden mantlepiece is supported by two wooden corbels and on top of it sits a tea caddy or sarcophugus shaped lidded box. A vessel with a handle stands at its left. there is a small frame at the right of the chimney. A plain overlaid arched back wooden chair with solid baluster shaped back splat and unadorned straight legs with a stretcher. An item of clothing is draped on the chair falling to the floor. to the right of the chair is a curtained bed, its posts not visible. The curtains and skirt are green and the bed covers a drab brown. A hand is visible on the bed, resting on aband of white sheet. A pair of slippers rest at the side of the bed on abrown mat. to the left, behind the door is a circular table top resting against a piece of furniture on top of which sits a large ceramic pot. A window with a half curtain is visible to the extreme left. Rays of light, represented by fine diagonal wash overlay spread toward the centre of the composition.
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attributed to: Faed
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Production date
19th century
Media description
watercolour on paper, giltwood and plaster moulded frame
125 x 180 mm
Measurement details
height: 125mm
width: 180mm
Credit line
Foundation Collection, 1989
Project credit line
This digital record has been made available on TJC Collection Online through a significant donation from the OPENING DOORS fund, the generous support of The Friends of The Johnston Collection, and Digitisation Champion Christine Bell
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