David Hockney - Portrait of Mother 3


Original Lithograph, 1984, on off-white John Koller HMP handmade paper, signed and dated by the artist in pencil, with publishers blindstamp right.

Size: Image: 512 x 435 mms

Edition: /25

Published by : Gemini G.E.L., Los Angeles, with their blindstamp

Printed by: Doris Simmelink and Ken Farley

Note: The present work is part off a series entitled “The Moving Focus”

This is one of many portraits Hockney has made of his mother, Laura, since his early days at Bradford School of Art. His best-known representation of his parents is perhaps the large double portrait My Parents, 1977 (Tate Gallery T03255). Mrs Hockney was a more willing sitter than her husband, and the artist portrays her with great psychological insight. Born Laura Thompson in Bradford, she was a vegetarian and a Methodist and raised her family on modest means. She worked as an assistant at London Rubber Company in Bradford when she married Kenneth Hockney,


David Hockney Prints - Tokyo Museum Catalogue 256

The David Hockney Foundation: https://thedavidhockneyfoundation.org/artwork/1693

See also: Marco Livingstone, David Hockney: Faces 1966-1984, exhibition catalogue, Laband Art Gallery, Los Angeles 1987, [n.p.]

Public Collections: The Tate Gallery Collection (Presented by the artist in 1993 - reference P20107


Condition: In good condition,