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Drawing - Deep water (seated male nude)

Deep water (seated male nude)

  • Object:


  • Place of origin:

    Britain (made)

  • Date:

    early 20th century (made)

  • Artist/Maker:

    Spare, Austin Osman, born 1886 - died 1956 (artist)

  • Materials and Techniques:

    Black chalk and gouache on plywood

  • Credit Line:

    Given by Mr France Burkhill

  • Museum number:


  • Gallery location:

    Prints & Drawings Study Room, room WS, case 90, shelf R

Physical description

Drawing on plywood depicting a seated male nude.

Place of Origin

Britain (made)


early 20th century (made)


Spare, Austin Osman, born 1886 - died 1956 (artist)

Materials and Techniques

Black chalk and gouache on plywood

Marks and inscriptions

Inscribed with the title on the back


Height: 61 cm, Width: 54 cm

Object history note

This drawing was auctioned at Christie's, 22 July 1966 (Lot 22).

Descriptive line

'Deep water (seated male nude)' by Austin Osman Spare (1886-1956). Black chalk and gouache drawing on plywood. Great Britain, ca. early 20th century.

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

Victoria and Albert Museum Department of Prints and Drawings and Department of Paintings, Accessions 1967 . London: HMSO, 1968.


Chalk; Gouache; Plywood



Subjects depicted

Male; Nude




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