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In contrast to Uglow’s larger paintings from this period (where the individual brushstroke is rarely discernible), here the painterly treatment appears more urgent and immediate. Uglow was known for insistently measuring up each picture. Such analytical passion was partly inherited from his teacher, Coldstream, and also from painters such as Masaccio, Poussin and Cézanne. Uglow seems to have measured up proportions of his mirrored image onto the board.
oil on board
H 30 x W 22 cm
acquired by Ruth Borchard as part of the original collection