Study for St. George
Solomon Joseph Solomon, RA, PRBA
Pencil and grey wash heightened with white
13x 61/4 inches
Inscribed under mount 'Sketch of Sl, George/for RA Picture/ Solomon J Solomon'
Exhibited Royal Academy, 1906, no. 295
This masterly drawing was a study for the artist's RA Diploma Picture, a late flowering of almost baroque draughtsmanship, learned from his tutor Gabanel in Paris and as theatrical as those of his friends Charles Haslewood Shannon and Arthur Hacker. In the Great War, Lieutenant Colonel Solomon became a pioneering camofleur with the Royal Engineers, disguising trenches and military targets from air attack. — Rupert Maas
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