The Artist's Mother

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Laurencin turned herself into an independent artist after being trained as porcelain painter. She painted her mother Pauline-Mélanie Laurencin (1861–1913), around 1906 using an astonishingly bold combination of bright red and deep black, which – even in her early paintings – is difficult to match in her other works.

Ashmolean Museum, Oxford



The Artist's Mother




oil on canvas


H 41.7 x W 33.7 cm

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Purchased with the assistance of the Friends of the Ashmolean, 1978

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