19 February 2003
Sir Edward John Poynter, Bt, P.R.A., R.W.S. (1836-1919)
Figure and drapery studies for 'The Prodigal's Return'
one dated 'Jan/1869' (lower right), one inscribed 'Drapery for Prodigal Son' (upper edge)
black and white chalk, on buff paper
14 x 10¼ in. (35.5 x 26 cm.); and 14 7/8 x 8 7/8 in. (37.8 x 22.5 cm.) (2)
with Peter Nahum, London, from whom acquired by the present owner in 1985.
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London, Peter Nahum, Master Drawings of the Nineteenth and Twentieth Centuries, 1985, no. 44.
The present drawings are studies for the oil painting, lot 29.
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