Framed A6 Postcard of Figure Group: Two Women and a Child by Trevor Tennant, photographed by Michael Pollard.
This terracotta sculpture is currently on display at the Whitworth in the (Un)Defining Queer exhibition. It depicts a moment of intimacy and closeness between two women as they embrace, gazing affectionately at the child. The absence of men, who had been serving in the military, necessitated a restructuring of gender roles in the community. Although we can’t be sure of what the intended relationship between the two women is, Tennant’s sculpture speaks today to people raising children in ways outside of the traditional family.
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Figure Group: Two Women and a Child, 1946 [S.1977.1] Trevor Tennant. Sculpture. © The Dorothy & Trevor Tennant Estate. Image © Whitworth, The University of Manchester. Photography by Michael Pollard.