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Study for the painting 'Take your son, Sir' in the Tate, London (N04429); a naked baby lying in the arms of its mother, whose hands and lap are shown
Graphite, black chalk and stump
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Height: 174 millimetres
Width: 234 millimetres (oval)
- Curator's comments
- The baby is the artist's son, Arthur Gabriel Madox Brown, aged ten weeks.
The painting was begun in 1850, but never finished, and is reproduced in F M Hueffer's 'Life of Madox Brown'.
A study for the small unfinished painting in the Tate Gallery, inscribed by the artist with the title "Take Your Son, Sir". The inscription on the drawing dates it towards the end of November 1856, Brown's second son, Arthur, having been born on 16 September.
- Not on display
- Exhibition history
1935, BM, P&D, 'Exhibition of the past hundred years 1835-1934' no no.
1973/4 Nov-Feb Baden-Baden, Staatliche Kunsthalle, 'Präraffaeliten', no.17
1980, BM, 'British Figure Drawings' (no.cat)
1994/5 Sep-Jan, BM, Pre-Raphaelite Drawings, no.53
2012/13 Sep-Jan, London, Tate Britain, Pre-Raphaelites: Victorian Avant- Garde.
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