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Drawing - Female nude seated on a bed
  • Female nude seated on a bed
    Spare, Austin Osman, born 1886 - died 1956
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Female nude seated on a bed

  • Object:

    Drawing

  • Place of origin:

    Great Britain (probably, drawn)

  • Date:

    1922 (drawn)

  • Artist/Maker:

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

  • Materials and Techniques:

    Coloured chalks on paper

  • Credit Line:

    The Lumsden Collection

  • Museum number:

    E.27-1997

  • Gallery location:

    Prints & Drawings Study Room, level F, case DR, shelf 4

Physical description

Drawing in coloured chalks on paper of a female nude, seated on a bed with her legs curled up to her right. Signed and dated "AOS '22".

Place of Origin

Great Britain (probably, drawn)

Date

1922 (drawn)

Artist/maker

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

Materials and Techniques

Coloured chalks on paper

Dimensions

Height: 48.3 cm, Width: 61 cm

Object history note

This drawing (E.27-1997) was acquired as part of a gift of 10 drawings (E.25-34-1997). These were acquired in the belief that all 10 were by Philip Connard (1875-1958). E.25 and 26-1997 are by Philip Connard. This drawing and museum numbers E.28, 29, 30, 31, 32, 33, 34-1997 are in fact by Austin Osman Spare. All 10 were part of a larger collection belonging to Dr. T.W. Lumsden who worked as a critic on local papers in Chelsea before the 1st World War and who acquired many drawings directly from the artists.

Historical context note

By his will Dr Lumsden left his collection of pictures to his second wife for her life. They were then to be offered to the Museum. Mrs Lumsden died on 6th October 1995. E.25-34-1997 were selected by the Museum from the larger collection, held at that time by the grandson of Dr Lumsden and his first wife (divorced 1922), Mr Richard Bourdon-Smith.
NB. Material from the Lumsden estate was sold by Bearne’s Ltd., Fine Art Auctioneers and Valuers, Rainbow, Avenue Road, Torquay, Devon TQ2 5TG on Wednesday 4th September, 1991.

Descriptive line

Drawing by Austin Osman Spare (1886-1956) depicting a female nude, seated on a bed with her legs curled up to her right. Great Britain, 1922.

Materials

Chalk

Techniques

Drawing

Categories

Drawings

Collection

Prints, Drawings & Paintings Collection

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