Portrait of Thomas Hardy (1840–1928), 1923 by Augustus John (British 1878–1961)

Portrait of Thomas Hardy (1840–1928), 1923 by Augustus John (British 1878–1961)

Augustus John OM ‘Arthur Symons’, 1909 © The estate of Augustus John. All Rights Reserved 2014 / Bridgeman Images

Augustus John OM ‘Arthur Symons’, 1909 © The estate of Augustus John. All Rights Reserved 2014 / Bridgeman Images

Portrait of Edward Grove, 1940 by Augustus John (British, 1878-1961)

Portrait of Edward Grove, 1940 by Augustus John (British, 1878-1961)

Portrait of William Butler Yeats (1865–1939), Irish Poet and Patriot, 1930 by Augustus John (British 1878–1961)

Portrait of William Butler Yeats (1865–1939), Irish Poet and Patriot, 1930 by Augustus John (British 1878–1961)

Lucian Freud ‘The Painter’s Mother IV’, 1973 © The Lucian Freud Archive / Bridgeman Images

Lucian Freud ‘The Painter’s Mother IV’, 1973 © The Lucian Freud Archive / Bridgeman Images

The Painter’s Mother (1972) > Freud’s relationship with his mother was fraught with tension and difficulties. Yet the portraits that Freud painted of his mother, Lucie, in the 1970s are among his most tender. They form a series that are in the long tradition of artists’ portraits of their mothers from Rembrandt to Van Gogh and on to Hockney. They are intensely moving paintings and a sensitive study of old age.

Lucian Freud Portraits: Painted Life

The Painter’s Mother (1972) > Freud’s relationship with his mother was fraught with tension and difficulties. Yet the portraits that Freud painted of his mother, Lucie, in the 1970s are among his most tender. They form a series that are in the long tradition of artists’ portraits of their mothers from Rembrandt to Van Gogh and on to Hockney. They are intensely moving paintings and a sensitive study of old age.

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