19 February 2003
Evelyn De Morgan (1855-1919)
Study of two nude female figures
black, white and yellow chalk on brown paper
16¼ x 23 in. (41.8 x 58.5 cm.)
with J.X. Reynolds, New York, from whom acquired by the present owner in 1979.
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The Painter was a Lady, 1986-7, no. 9.
A Struggle for Fame, 1994, cat. p. 57.
Ladies of the Brush, 1994-5, no. 11.
Evelyn de Morgan studied at the Slade school, famed for its emphasis on life-drawing. Her nude drawings combine the sense of animated movement derived from figure study with a serene classicism which reflects the teaching of Edward J. Poynter. De Morgan produced numerous studies for her paintings, often drawing pairs of figures, or the same figure with and without drapery.
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