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Identification and Creation
Object Number
2006.144
People
Sybil Andrews, Canadian (Britain 1898 - 1992 Canada)
Title
Mother and Son
Classification
Prints
Work Type
print
Date
1932
Culture
Canadian
Persistent Link
https://hvrd.art/o/317241
Physical Descriptions
Medium
Color linocut from three blocks, printed in spectrum red, viridian and Chinese blue on buff oriental laid tissue
Technique
Linocut
Dimensions
sheet: 34.29 x 20.32 cm (13 1/2 x 8 in.)
image: 28.3 x 14.5 cm (11 1/8 x 5 11/16 in.)
Inscriptions and Marks
  • Signed: upper right in graphite pencil: Sybil Andrews
State, Edition, Standard Reference Number
Standard Reference Number
White 22
Acquisition and Rights
Credit Line
Harvard Art Museums/Fogg Museum, Gift of Barbara Butts and Michael Parke-Taylor in honor of Susan Dackerman
Accession Year
2006
Object Number
2006.144
Division
Modern and Contemporary Art
Contact
am_moderncontemporary@harvard.edu
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Descriptions
Commentary
Born in England, Andrews migrated to Canada after WW II. Although she also made drawings and paintings, she is best known as a maker of colored linocuts like this one, the majority of which were made between 1929 and 1939. A student of the Grosvenor School of Modern Art in London, Andrews' designs like those of her teacher Claude Flight are abstracted stylizations of mostly modern subjects-the work and leisure of the contemporary city. She also made a number of linocuts based on religious themes, such as this "Mother and Child" which depicts Christ on the Cross. Although art historians claim that she was not an especially religious person, she was fascinated by the drama of the life of Christ.

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