About this artwork

The centre of this painted triptych by Traquair depicts an embracing mother and child situated in a Borders landscape, as identified by the Leaderfoot viaduct in the background. Celtic interlacing can be seen on the mother’s simple red coat. The two cherub groups in the wings look on towards the mother who is depicted here in an honest and ordinary manner. The outside of the wings are embossed with Celtic and apple tree motifs and contain two circular enamels depicting ‘Eve and the Serpent’ and ‘Adam and Eve in the Garden of Eden’.

Phoebe Anna Traquair

Phoebe Anna Traquair