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Drawing - Bird figures
  • Bird figures
    Spare, Austin Osman, born 1886 - died 1956
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Bird figures

  • Object:

    Drawing

  • Place of origin:

    Great Britain (probably, drawn)

  • Date:

    1909 (drawn)

  • Artist/Maker:

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

  • Materials and Techniques:

    Pencil on paper

  • Credit Line:

    Given by Dr T. W. Lumsden

  • Museum number:

    E.29-1997

  • Gallery location:

    Prints & Drawings Study Room, level H, case PD, shelf 206, box B(I)

Physical description

Bird figures; two headed bird hovering over three nude figures. One is winged and is a stylised self-portrait.
Pencil on paper. Signed and dated "AOS '09".

Place of Origin

Great Britain (probably, drawn)

Date

1909 (drawn)

Artist/maker

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

Materials and Techniques

Pencil on paper

Dimensions

Height: 37.6 cm, Width: 27.5 cm

Object history note

The standing winged figure is a stylised self portrait of the artist and the work is reminiscent of the illustrations in Spare's 'The Book of Pleasure', 1913.

Descriptive line

Drawing by Austin Osman Spare (1886-1956) depicting bird figures. Great Britain, 1909.

Materials

Pencil

Techniques

Drawing

Categories

Drawings

Collection

Prints, Drawings & Paintings Collection

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