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An image of recto: (Kneeling figure)
verso: (Partial study of a leg) by Ian Fairweather

Ian Fairweather

(Scotland, Australia 29 Sep 1891 – 20 May 1974)

Title
recto: (Kneeling figure) verso: (Partial study of a leg)
Place of origin
LondonEngland
Year
(circa 1922)
Media category
Drawing
Materials used
sanguine on buff wove paper
Dimensions

24.8 x 23.9 cm sheet

Signature & date
Not signed. Not dated.
Credit
Purchased with funds provided by the Gil & Shay Docking Drawing Fund 1998
Accession number
335.1998
Copyright
© Ian Fairweather/DACS. Licensed by Viscopy, Sydney
Location
Not on display
Further information

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

Bibliography (4)

Art Gallery of New South Wales, Art Gallery of New South Wales annual report 1999, Sydney, 1999, 18 (colour illus.).

Philip Bacon, Ian Fairweather, Brisbane, 1984, 18.

Murray Bail, Ian Fairweather, 'The Slade School', pg. 14-17, Sydney, 2009, 15 (illus.), 245. figure no. 3; cat.no. 3

Tim Fisher, The drawings of Ian Fairweather, Port Melbourne, 1997, 7 (illus.), 62.

Exhibition history (3)

Ian Fairweather (1984), Philip Bacon Galleries, Brisbane, 18 May 1984–14 Jun 1984

The drawings of Ian Fairweather (1997-1998):

Australian Collection Focus: some recent acquisitions: - Nolan, Boyd, Fairweather, Rees (2010), Art Gallery of New South Wales, Sydney, 16 Oct 2010–09 Jan 2011