About this artwork

After World War One, Gray built up her portrait practice, based in her studio at 141 Bath Street, Glasgow. She produced decorative but unsentimental images of young women and children. Her paintings are characterised by unconventional placing of figures, unusual colour schemes and shadow patterns, as can be seen in this work. This painting becomes increasing stylised towards the bottom of the image, using a limited palette and shadows to dramatic effect.

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  • title:
    Mother and Child
  • accession number:
    GMA 5531
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  • materials:
    Oil on canvas
  • date created:
    1920s
  • measurements:
    77.00 x 57.00 cm (framed: 98.00 x 77.60 x 9.40 cm)
  • credit line:
    Scottish National Gallery of Modern Art, Edinburgh: Purchased with funds from the Cecil and Mary Gibson Bequest 2015

Norah Neilson Gray

Norah Neilson Gray