Robert Eagle Fine Art

Toddler in a pram
John Bratby

A touching and - for Bratby - uncharacteristically tender portrait of his youngest son. 

Dated 1969, a handwritten note on the side of the frame reads:

Finished May 9th   Dayan Eduardo Joachim Jesse Bratby”. 

Bratby had named his son after the charismatic Israeli General Moshe Dayan, but the little boy didn't like the name: by the age of six he was already telling people to call him Dan instead.

 

 

Materials: Oil on canvas
Dimensions: 122 x 90.5 cm
Frame: Artist's original simple frame
Provenance: Private collection
Signature: Signed
Stock ref: DH071
Price: £1950