Jean and Table Top (Girl in a Yellow Jumper)
John Randall Bratby
Date Made/Found: 1953-1954
, British, 1928 - 1992
Material and Medium: oil on board
Dimensions: Overall: 1232 x 1026 x 45mm
Sight size: 1221 x 1012mm
Department: Visual Art
Accession Number: VIS.4712
This painting shows John Bratby’s wife, Jean Cooke, who was also an artist. There’s a melancholy atmosphere, as Jean sits at the table staring into space.
John Bratby was one of the ‘Kitchen Sink’ painters. They were given this title because they painted real, mundane scenes and objects from everyday life. Bratby often painted his family. He included the clutter of domestic life, like the boxes of Cornflakes and Daz washing powder seen here.