Frederick Austin (1902-1990):
Sleeping Woman (Cunard Line ), 1932
Framed (ref: 1651)
Signed and dated in the plate
Etching, copper plate: 8 1/4 x 10 1/4 in. (21 x 26 cm.). Print: 11 13/16 x 13 1/2 in. (30 x 34.5 cm.)
Provenance: The Artists Daughter; thence by descent
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.
We are grateful to Portia Birch for assistance.