Bratby, John - Toddler in a pram

Artist: Bratby, John
Materials: Oil
Dimensions (cm): 122 x 90.5
Dimensions (inches): 48 x 35.6
Signature: Signed "Bratby" lower right
Frame: Artist's original simple frame
Stock No: DH006
Provenance: Private collection


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Genre: Portrait
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Description

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.