Mabel Pryde

The Grange, Rottingdean

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About this artwork

This painting depicts Pryde's children Nancy (1899-1977) and Kit (1904-1948), who grew up to be a designer and an architect. Nancy is shown seated and in profile, whilst Kit is seen through a door, wearing a Glengarry cap and standing in the black-and-white tiled hall. Behind him a door opens on to the dining room. The complex composition, at once interior and double-portrait, is lit from several sources. Shadow and reflection play a part in creating an atmosphere of contemplation and anticipation. Pryde frequently painted her four children and insisted on paying them a small fee to model.

Updated before 2020

  • artist:
    Mabel Pryde (1871 - 1918) Scottish
  • title:
    The Grange, Rottingdean
  • date created:
    1911
  • materials:
    Oil on canvas
  • measurements:
    91.50 x 72.50 cm; Framed: 104.00 cm x 84.50 cm x 8.00 cm / 17.00 kg
  • object type:
  • credit line:
    Long loan in 1992
  • accession number:
    GML 644
  • gallery:
  • subject:
  • artwork photographed by:
    Antonia Reeve
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Mabel Pryde

Mabel Pryde