Mother and Child

Material Information

Mother and Child
Series Title:
Objects of instruction : treasures of SOAS
Alternate Title:
Mama na Mtoto
Trowell, Margaret ( Artist )
ترويل، مرجريت ( contributor )
Place of Publication:
Publication Date:
Linocut ( medium )
H19.9xW16.5 cm in


Subjects / Keywords:
Mothers ( lcsh )
Children ( lcsh )
Akina mama
Afrika -- Uganda
Spatial Coverage:
Africa -- Uganda
1.25 x 32.5


Margaret Trowell (1904-1985) trained as a painter at the Slade school of art in London (1924-1926) under the tuition of Professor Henry Tonks, before studying at the Institute of Education from 1926 to 1928, where she encountered the work of Roger Fry and European modernism’s engagement with African art. From 1929 she worked in Africa, initially in Kenya before moving to Uganda in 1935 where she initiated and developed the school of art at Makerere University, encouraging the use of local resources, until her retirement in 1958. This work is a linocut print, executed with a fluid economy of line to present an African Madonna and child, that highlights the central role of Trowell’s Christian ideals for art education in an East African colonial world (Text by Charles Gore, from the exhibition catalogue: Objects of instruction : treasures of the School of Oriental and African Studies, Anna Contadini, Editor. London : SOAS, University of London, 2007.) ( en )
General Note:
VIAF (name authority) : Trowell, Margaret : 92749361
General Note:
The 'Objects of instruction : the treasures of SOAS' exhibition was funded through a generous gift from the Foyle Foundation and with the support of the Arts & Humanities Research Council.
General Note:
Source: A. Contadini (ed.), Objects of instruction : treasures of the School of Oriental and African Studies. London : SOAS, University of London, 2007. Listed as item number: 94

Record Information

Source Institution:
SOAS, University of London
Holding Location:
Brunei Gallery
Rights Management:
All applicable rights reserved by the source institution and holding location.