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FREDERIC, LORD LEIGHTON, P.R.A., R.W.S. (1830-1896)
FREDERIC, LORD LEIGHTON, P.R.A., R.W.S. (1830-1896)
FREDERIC, LORD LEIGHTON, P.R.A., R.W.S. (1830-1896)
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FREDERIC, LORD LEIGHTON, P.R.A., R.W.S. (1830-1896)

Preliminary sketch for 'Greek Girls playing at Ball'

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FREDERIC, LORD LEIGHTON, P.R.A., R.W.S. (1830-1896)
Preliminary sketch for 'Greek Girls playing at Ball'
pencil, black chalk and white bodycolour on grey-blue paper
5 ¼ x 5 ¾ in. (13.4 x 14.7 cm.)
Provenance
Probably, Mrs Russell Barrington, by whom given to
Vita Sackville-West.
with Abbott & Holder, London, 1964, where purchased for the present collection.
Literature
C. Newall, The Art of Lord Leighton, London, 1990, p. 121, pl. 82.
B. Coleman, The Best of British Arts & Crafts, Atglen, PA, 2004, p. 251

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The painting to which this relates was exhibited at the Royal Academy in 1889, and is now at Glasgow Art Gallery. In the present drawing, the figures are closer together than in the finished picture, and the composition compressed.

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