Study of the Head and Shoulders of a young Girl (recto) and studies of a draped Female Figure (verso)

Study of the Head and Shoulders of a young Girl (recto) and studies of a draped Female Figure (verso) by John Melhuish Strudwick, 1849-1937. Pencil on white paper: 9 3/4 X 14 inches, 25 X 35.5 centimetres.

Commentary by Hilary Morgan

This drawing probably dates from the 1870s before Strudwick developed his highly stylised and decorative characteristic drapery style. It may be an early study for the figure of Love in 'Love and Time' (Christies London, 25th November 1988, number 117).

References

Morgan, Hilary and Nahum, Peter. Burne-Jones, The Pre-Raphaelites and Their Century. London: Peter Nahum, 1989. Catalogue number 158.

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