Woman Reading a Newspaper

Norman Garstin (1847-1926)


Oil paint on wood

Support: 254 x 216 mm

Frame: 377 x 328 x 61 mm

Tate Gallery; accession no. NO4234

Presented by Mrs Garstin 1927

A well-kept elderly woman reads a newspaper, holding it a little towards the light: what could be more ordinary? But at the same time there is a rush of interest in her, and a recognition of shared humanity. We sympathize with her as, in the later days of her life, she keeps up with the affairs of the world. — Jacqueline Banerjee

Image kindly released under Creative Commons CC-BY-NC-ND (3.0 Unported) licence.