This interior, with its slightly claustrophobic atmosphere, and hint of Edwardian melodrama, is another painting designed to set up a mystery within the picture which the viewer is invited to solve according to their own prejudices and passions. Who are the characters, why is Madame, lit by a dim electric bulb engaged in conversation with the visitor? Why does he carry a bed roll? Who is the stranger seated in the warmly lit interior? The inscrutable expression on the face of Madame, gives nothing away.
Platform: Stretched canvas
Size: 50cm x 30cm