London, England CALMG : 2000.504.6 acrylic

Woman and TigerĀ 197-1980 by Linda Sutton.

This richly worked painting shows a scene in winter ; a young female crouches on the ground in front of two tilted gravestones, naked but for a pair of knee-length boots. She has a glowing nimbus about her head. She is in an attitude of despair, a tarot card held in each hand and a row of them discarded on the ground nearby. Beyond, in the midground, there stands a huge oak tree and flowing in the distance a wide river or estuary which crosses composition horizontally, a group of small huts to left. Immediately behind the woman a cartoon-like tiger appears, his tongue sticking out. Sutton is represented by two works in the collection.

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