Gorgeous colours, intricate textiles and a Pre-Raphaelite attention to detail animate Dora Holzhandler’s parkland paradise. Although the mother and child is a recognised Christian symbol, the presence of a second child widens the scope to evoke the warm intimacy of family life. Holzandler’s work is influenced by her belief in both Jewish and Buddhist religions and incorporates mystical and religious symbolism.


  • Title: Mother and Children in Holland Park
  • Creator: Dora Holzhandler
  • Date Created: 1997
  • Physical Dimensions: 121.5 x 82 cm
  • Type: painting
  • Rights: © Dora Holzhandler
  • Medium: oil on canvas
  • Art Form: painting
  • Support: canvas

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