Mrs Pott

  • About the artist
    Edward Burra lived for most of his life at his parents' house in Rye, Sussex. In spite of poor health he loved to travel. He visited France and America frequently and also went to Italy, Spain and Mexico. He was drawn to human eccentricities, vivid popular culture and scenes from the seamy side of life. Burra produced some satiric work somewhat in the manner of the German artist George Grosz. Both the Spanish Civil War and the Second World War caused Burra deep distress and a violent, almost sadistic atmosphere crept into his work. He also began to paint religious pictures. From the late 1950s until his death, Burra painted strange, slightly sinister landscapes of places around the UK including Rye.
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  • Details
    Title
    Mrs Pott
    Edition
    A/P
    Date
    1971
    Medium
    Etching
    Dimensions
    height: cm, width: cm
    Acquisition
    Gift from the collection of Liesel Schwab, in recognition of the welcome she received in Britain as a refugee from Nazi Germany, arranged by her daughter Baroness Neuberger, July 2009
    Inscription
    below image: ARTISTS'S PROOF / E J Burra
    Provenance
    collection of Liesel Schwab, presented via her daughter Baroness Neuberger 2009
    GAC number
    18275