Frank Meadow Sutcliffe

Two Daughters of the Photographer, Lulu and Catherine, Hart Hall, Glaisdale

c. 1890-1900, printed before 1974
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As the eldest son of the painter and amateur photographer Thomas Sutcliffe, Frank Sutcliffe learned about painting, etching, and photography from an early age. He spent most of his career photographing in and around the North Yorkshire village of Whitby. His familiarity with the place and its people allowed him to have a strong connection with his sitters, in particular, the fishermen and their families as well as those who lived and worked in the countryside. He also used his own children as models, as in this tender portrait of his two eldest daughters, Catherine and Eveleen (known as Lulu). The photograph was made at a farm in Glaisdale near Whitby, known as Hart Hall, a place where Sutcliffe photographed often.
Title
Two Daughters of the Photographer, Lulu and Catherine, Hart Hall, Glaisdale
Date
c. 1890-1900, printed before 1974
Medium
Photograph
Materials
gelatin silver print
Dimensions
25.3 x 20.2 cm
Nationality
British
Credit line
Purchased 1974
Accession number
33365