Mother and Child

Charles James McCall (1907 - 1989)

Oil on board

1950

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  • About the work
    Location
    Country: UK
    City: London
    Place: Home Office, 2 Marsham Street
  • About the artist
    Charles James McCall was born in Edinburgh, and despite first studying law, he took up art after winning a scholarship at the Edinburgh College of Art. There he studied under the artist S.J. Peploe. McCall was awarded further scholarships in Europe in the 1930s, including studies at the Académie Colarossi in Paris (1937). Returning to Edinburgh in 1938, he became a Fellow of the College of Art and began exhibiting at the Royal Academy, the New English Art Club and with the London Group. In the Second World War he served with the Royal Engineers. Afterwards, McCall exhibited in solo shows in Britain and the USA, Canada and Ireland. His work is included in the Hunterian Museum, Glasgow and the Edmonton Art Gallery, Canada.
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  • Details
    Title
    Mother and Child
    Date
    1950
    Medium
    Oil on board
    Dimensions
    height: 49.50 cm, width: 24.50 cm
    Acquisition
    Purchased from Leicester Galleries, August 1954
    Inscription
    TR: McCall '50
    Provenance
    Consigned by the artist to Leicester Galleries, London; from whom purchased by the Ministry of Works in August 1954
    GAC number
    2834