Françoise Taylor at the Whitworth Gallery

A number of early works by Françoise Taylor (or Françoise Wauters as she was unmarried when several of the works were created prior to October 1946) have been acquired by the Whitworth Gallery in Manchester in July 2013. They were donated by her family and are now part of the gallery's permanent collection. The works will be illustrated here later in 2015.

La Guerre 1943-45

A series of 13 drypoints: complete set 1, titled Exode, Mai 1940; Files [Queues]; Smokkelage; Déportation de Travailleurs; Enfants; Animaux; Dévastation des Bois; Nuits; Bombardement des Gares; V1; Ardennes Noël 1944; Ceux qui restent seuls; Prière. See Pointes Sèches sur la Guerre »

La Guerre 1943-46

32 proofs of drypoints in different states: part set 3.

Portrait of a woman

Pen and ink, and watercolour.

Toc-Toc

Etching and watercolour.

Night

Etching and aquatint.

Le loup et l'agneau September 1945

Etching and aquatint.

3 Illustrations to "Les Voyages de Gulliver au Pays de Lilliput" after Jonathan Swift 31 January 1944

Pen and ink.

8 Illustrations to "Que ma jolie demeure" by Jean Giono – version 'y' 25 March 1944

Pen and ink, and watercolour.

8 Illustrations to "Que ma jolie demeure" by Jean Giono – version 'z' 25 March 1944

Pen and ink, and watercolour.

17 Illustrations to "Alice's Adventures in Wonderland" by Lewis Carroll – The Sun version 31 March 1946

Pen and ink, and watercolour.

17 Illustrations to "Alice's Adventures in Wonderland" by Lewis Carroll – The Moon version 31 March 1946

Pen and ink, and watercolour.

16 Trial Illustrations to "Alice's Adventures in Wonderland" by Lewis Carroll 1946

Pen and ink, and watercolour.

Sketchbook / Notebook 1 November 1944 – 25 January 1945

Pen and ink, and watercolour.

The Whitworth Art Gallery

The Whitworth was created in 1889 as the Whitworth Institute, to inspire the region's textile industry, give pleasure to Manchester citizens, and to instruct students and artists about the visual arts. Coming into the stewardship of Manchester University in 1958 the Whitworth is recognised as one of the North West's finest collections, remaining a public gallery within the university and a contemporary collecting institution, with works by emerging as well as internationally renowned artists. The Whitworth Art Gallery online »