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Study of a Nude Figure

Photo credit: The Henry Barber Trust, The Barber Institute of Fine Arts, University of Birmingham

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This nude study is one of the numerous preparatory studies for a decorative frieze, now in the Walker Art Gallery, Liverpool, which was originally commissioned by the Blundell family for Deysbrook House, near Liverpool. The drawing is probably part of a larger sheet and shows the upper part of a caryatid (a figure which serves as an architectural support). The hands of the hybrid figure appear to support an architrave, whilst the lower part of the body takes the form of an acanthus leaf.

The Barber Institute of Fine Arts

Birmingham


Date

c.1847

Medium

red chalk on buff paper

Measurements

H 16.5 x W 16.4 cm

Accession number

41.5

Acquisition method

purchased at Sotheby's, 1941

Work type

Drawing & watercolour


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The Barber Institute of Fine Arts

University of Birmingham, Edgbaston, Birmingham, West Midlands B15 2TS England

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