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  • Place of origin:

    United States (made)

  • Date:

    1991 (made)

  • Artist/Maker:

    Nessim, Barbara, born 1939 (artist)

  • Materials and Techniques:

    Pen and ink drawing partly filled with watercolour on paper, glued on card

  • Credit Line:

    Given by the American Friends of the V&A through the generosity of Patric Prince

  • Museum number:


  • Gallery location:

    Prints & Drawings Study Room, level E, case PAT, shelf 4

Physical description

This pen, ink and watercolour drawing depicts a woman sitting with her hands together, looking at a pair of high heeled shoes on the table in front of her. Another pair of female hands is visible at the opposite side of the table, and the shadow of another figure appears at a chair at one side. Parts of the drawing are filled with colour. Signed and dated by the artist at the bottom right in black pen.

Place of Origin

United States (made)


1991 (made)


Nessim, Barbara, born 1939 (artist)

Materials and Techniques

Pen and ink drawing partly filled with watercolour on paper, glued on card

Marks and inscriptions

'©Barbara Nessim 1991'
Signature by artist at bottom right.


Height: 31.6 cm, Width: 25 cm

Descriptive line

Pen and ink drawing on paper with watercolour, by Barbara Nessim, United States, 1991.


Ink; Watercolour; Paper; Card; Pen


Drawing; Painting

Subjects depicted

Hands; High heeled shoe; Table; Female figure


Drawings; Paintings


Prints, Drawings & Paintings Collection

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