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Title

recto: (Kneeling figure) verso: (Partial study of a leg)

(circa 1922)

Artist

Ian Fairweather

Scotland, Australia

29 Sep 1891 - 20 May 1974

  • Details

    Place where the work was made
    London England
    Date
    (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
    Location
    Not on display
    Accession number
    335.1998
    Copyright
    © Ian Fairweather/DACS. Licensed by Copyright Agency

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  • 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

  • Places

    Where the work was made

    London

  • Exhibition history

    Shown in 3 exhibitions

  • Bibliography

    Referenced in 4 publications

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