London, South Kensington
24 January 2007
Joseph Edward Southall, R.W.S. (1861-1944)
A classical muse
signed with monogram, numbered and dated 'VII/1899' (lower centre)
silverpoint, on prepared paper, unframed
8½ x 3 3/8 in. (21.5 x 8.7 cm.)
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Like lots 197 and 216, the drawing exemplifies Southall's debt to the early Italian masters, not only in terms of style but of technique.
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