Artist Rachel Reckitt: Two Women in a backyard, one hanging linen, the other leaning against a wall; 1956

Artist Rachel Reckitt (1908 - 1995): Two Women in a backyard, one hanging linen, the other leaning against a wall; 1956

 
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Rachel Reckitt (1908 - 1995):
Two Women in a backyard, one hanging linen, the other leaning against a wall; 1956
Framed (ref: 1382)
Signed
Oil on board, 98 3/8 x 29 1/8 in. (100 x 74 cm.)

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Provenance: Private collection, Norfolk

The scene is one of Rachel Reckitt's 'conversation' pieces the woman putting up laundry is talking to a baker whose premises are next door. The place is St Emilion in the Bordeaux in the Spring summer of 1955 or 1956, the painting would have been done in the studio at Golsoncott from photographs, or quick sketches often in biro, during the autumn or winter of the same year. Conversation pieces often involve boys on bicycles, queues at bakers, gossiping women in the street, peasant farmers in the fields etc.

We are grateful to Hal Bishop for assistance and the Golsoncott Foundation (who hold Reckitt's copyright).

Exhibited:  Rachel Reckitt, 'Where Everything that meets the eye ... A retrospective', 2001.