In his subject matter, Ratcliffe remained true to the principles of the early Camden Town painters, preferring to ‘avoid the drawing-room and stick to the kitchen’. Wherever he lived, he painted his bedroom or bed-sitter. This painting, with its iron bedframe, and small stove, echoes the work of both Sickert and Gilman. This work shows the same room as the previous painting, but Ratcliffe has moved the chair, added a bed, and there is no longer a door on the right.
Where to see this painting?
Letchworth Museum and Art Gallery
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