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Title

recto: (Standing man) verso: (Study of male nude)


Artist

Ian Fairweather

Scotland, Australia

29 Sep 1891 - 20 May 1974


About

This rare drawing was made by Ian Fairweather while he was a student at the Slade School in London between 1920 and 24. The Slade School had a strong focus on figure drawing, as the foundation of art, and promoted a formulaic approach to drawing the figure that emphasised anatomical correctness. Fairweather approached his subject with his characteristic lyricism and subtlety, suggesting form through tone rather than line, and reveal his comprehension of movement and structure.

© Australian Art Department, Art Gallery of New South Wales, 2004


Details


Place where the work was made

London England


Date

(circa 1922)


Media category

Drawing


Materials used

pencil on cream laid paper


Dimensions

37.9 x 24.3 cm sheet (irreg.)


Signature & date

Not signed. Not dated.


Credit

Purchased with funds provided by the Gil & Shay Docking Drawing Fund 1998


Location

Not on display


Accession number

334.1998


Artist information

Ian Fairweather

Works in the collection

25


Place

Where the work was made
London

Shown in 2 exhibitions

Exhibition history


Referenced in 1 publication

Bibliography


Tim Fisher, The drawings of Ian Fairweather, Port Melbourne, 1997, 18 (illus.), 62.