A Study of Four Heads
C. H. Shannon
Signed with initials and dated "192(0)"
Pencil on paper
13 7/8, x 13 inches, 5.3 x 13 centimetres
This study is for The Wise and Foolish Virgins exhibited in the Royal Academy in 1920 (The Walker Art Gallery, Liverpool). Other studies exist including a group in the Usher Art Gallery, Lincoln. In the final work, Shannon modified the positions of the heads shown here, particularly the two uppermost ones.
Inscribed on mount "Original drawing not used for reproduction purposes and meant for framing or portfolio" — P. Nahum