Stanley Lewis (1905 - 2009):
Min, Hanging out washing, circa 1940
Framed (ref: 1524)
Watercolour, 17 x 13 1/2 in. (43 x 34 cm.)
Provenance: from the artist's own collection.
Exhibited: The Unknown Artist: Stanley Lewis and his contemporaries, Cecil Higgins Art Gallery & Bedford Museum, 12th June - 5th September 2010..cat.no.50
This shows Min hanging out the washing at 14 Dales Road Newport, the newly-weds first home. Stanley and Min's Anderson shelter can be seen in the background. At the entrance of he shelter Stanley painted rat- like caricatures of Mussolini and Hitler, but the council insisted I remove these in case it encouraged enemy bombing!