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Black and White Figure- Portrait of the Artist's Wife, Frances (1901-1985)

RICHARDS, Ceri Giraldus (1903 - 1971)

Black and White Figure- Portrait of the Artist's Wife, Frances (1901-1985)

Date: 1930

Media: oil on canvas

Size: 76.6 x 61.5 cm

Acquired: 1972; Purchase

Accession Number: NMW A 2050

Born in Dunvant, Richards studied at Swansea School of Art and the Royal College. There a fellow student was Frances Clayton (1901-85), whom he married in 1929. Richards was brought up in a musical family and music is a recurrent theme in his art. Here his wife poses beside a piano. The style of this portrait is reminiscent of Matisse, a major influence on the artist since 1924.

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