London, South Kensington
24 January 2007
Joseph Edward Southall, R.W.S. (1861-1944)
The white bow
signed and dated 'J.E.Southall RWS/1917' (lower right) and further signed with monogram and dated '1917' (lower left)
black chalk and watercolour heightened with white, unframed
15 x 11¼ in. (38.1 x 28.5 cm.); and five unframed portrait studies of children, including baby de Breville, by the same hand (6)
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Southall and his wife are said to have been fond of children, although they refrained from having any of their own because they were first cousins.
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Offered to benefit a new scholarship initiative from Bennington College, this work distils the unique form of abstraction for which the artist would become famous
Ahead of the sale of portraits of four different muses, we focus on the women the artist came to depend on so passionately