Study for 'Knuckle-bone Player': Female Figure Date:
Black and white chalk on blue paper Dimensions:
22.8 x 20.2 cm Location: Bewdley Museum, Worcestershire Picture credit:
Wyre Forest District Council Museum Service, Calderdale Museums and Arts Reference number:
Inscribed on mount "Knucklebone Player ú5.5.0" in pencil.
The head study is probably the same model as the figure study, but is also similar to the face of the woman in a yellow cloak, to the left of the painting 'The Syracusean Bride' (1865-66, private collection).
Left of sheet: full-length nude study for the female figure in the painting 'Knuckle-bone Player' (c.1867, untraced). Upper right of sheet: study of a head of a young female figure, facing the viewer. The hair is tied up.