Great Britain 1922 – 2011
Mother and child
(1984) Description: from Greenham Common
Place made: London, Greater London, England
Materials & Technique: prints, intaglio drypoint, hand coloured with blue acrylic paint. Support: Rives medium -weight white, textured wove paper.
Edition: edition of 40 unique impressions
Publisher: Waddington Galleries Limited
Place Published: London
Date Published: 1984
Hamilton’s quirky Mother and child 1984, is based on a family photograph shown to him by a young Italian lithographer in order to ease the embarrassment that both of them felt because neither could speak the other’s language. It is a photograph he insisted on giving to Hamilton who turned it into a series of paintings and prints of oddly banal tenderness.
Text © National Gallery of Australia, Canberra