Study of Two Female Figures

Drawing details

Title: Study of Two Female Figures
Media: Black and white chalk on brown paper
Dimensions: 20.3 x 15.6 cm
Location: Bewdley Museum, Worcestershire
Picture credit: Wyre Forest District Council Museum Service, Calderdale Museums and Arts
Reference number: 1974-370.4


Possibly a study for the painting 'Whispers' (c.1881, untraced).


Full-length nude study of two figures sitting side by side, facing to the right. The drawing is very faint and it is not clear whether they are male or female. The figure to the right has the left leg crossed over the right and the right arm resting across the shoulders of the other figure. The figure to the left rests the head on the right hand and the right elbow on the right thigh. The left forearm rests across the right thigh. 


Presented to Bewdley Museum, Worcestershire, in the early 1930s 

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