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Drawing - Wine, Women & Song I

Wine, Women & Song I

  • Object:


  • Place of origin:

    Great Britain (possibly, made)

  • Date:

    2005 (made)

  • Artist/Maker:

    Fuller, Martin, born 1943 (artist)

  • Materials and Techniques:

    Ink and bodycolour

  • Museum number:


  • Gallery location:

    Prints & Drawings Study Room, level H, case WD, shelf 214, box A

Martin Fuller's interest lies in urban scenes, and in the depiction of a louche, nocturnal world of bars and prostitutes. His work is in the English satirical tradition of Hogarth and Rowlandson, with an emphasis on the grotesque and excessive, while his use of heavy outlines and brash colour recalls 1920s Expressionism. The author Jonathan Meades has written of the 'vaudevillian humour' of Fuller's work: 'The preoccupations are mostly urban, nocturnal, sensual - and morbid. The pursuit of pleasure is attended by risks. That, however, is no reason to forgo it.'

Physical description

Smiling, naked female figures to left and right, wine glass top centre.

Place of Origin

Great Britain (possibly, made)


2005 (made)


Fuller, Martin, born 1943 (artist)

Materials and Techniques

Ink and bodycolour

Marks and inscriptions

Signed at top


Height: 34.3 cm, Width: 28 cm

Object history note

This drawing is part of the '40 Artists - 40 Drawings' series acquired as a group in 2007

Descriptive line

'Wine, Women & Song I', ink and watercolour drawing of smiling, naked female figures and wine glass by Martin Fuller, 2005


Ink; Bodycolour



Subjects depicted





Prints, Drawings & Paintings Collection

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