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Drawing - A woman sketching a child with the aid of a camera lucida
  • A woman sketching a child with the aid of a camera lucida
    Moses, Henry
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A woman sketching a child with the aid of a camera lucida

  • Object:

    Drawing

  • Place of origin:

    Great Britain (made)

  • Date:

    1818 to 1836 (drawn)

  • Artist/Maker:

    Moses, Henry (artist)

  • Materials and Techniques:

    Pencil and red chalk drawing on wove paper

  • Museum number:

    E.8-1946

  • Gallery location:

    Prints & Drawings Study Room, level F, case TOPIC, shelf 2B

Physical description

Pencil, pen and ink, and red chalk drawing by Henry Moses of female costume, depicting a woman sketching a child with the aid of a camera lucida, flanked by two androgynous figures on either side of a table.

Place of Origin

Great Britain (made)

Date

1818 to 1836 (drawn)

Artist/maker

Moses, Henry (artist)

Materials and Techniques

Pencil and red chalk drawing on wove paper

Dimensions

Height: 7.5 cm, Width: 10.8 cm

Descriptive line

Woman sketching a child with the aid of a camera lucida. One of a series of fifteen pencil, pen and ink, and red chalk drawings by Henry Moses of female costume. Great Britain, dated 1818 to 1836.

Bibliographic References (Citation, Note/Abstract, NAL no)

Lambert, Susan. Drawing: Technique & Purpose. London: Victoria & Albert Museum, 1981. p.19.
Victoria & Albert Museum Department of Engraving Illustration and Design & Department of Paintings, Accessions 1946. London: Published under the Authority of the Ministry of Education, 1949.

Materials

Pencil; Red chalk; Paper

Techniques

Drawing

Subjects depicted

Female; Drawing (image-making); Costume; Camera lucida

Categories

Drawings; Androgyny

Collection

Prints, Drawings & Paintings Collection

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