Study for 'Knuckle-bone Player': Female Figure

Drawing details

Title: Study for 'Knuckle-bone Player': Female Figure
Date: c.1867
Media: 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: 1974-370.16
Inscriptions: Inscribed on mount "Knucklebone Player 5.5.0" in pencil.

Interpretation

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).

Description

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. 

Provenance

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

Related Paintings/Projects

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