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|Collection:||Fine Art Prints and Drawings|
|Date:||1847 - 1847|
|Artist:||Ford Madox Brown - View biography for Ford Madox Brown|
This is a drapery study for Brown's painting 'Wycliffe reading his Translation of the Bible to John of Gaunt, in the Presence of Chaucer and Gower' (1848, oil on canvas, Cartwright Hall Art Gallery, Bradford). The fact that this figure has no head and no hands suggests that Brown was using a lay figure. There are many entries in his diary which record the vast amount of time he spent carefully arranging fabric on a dummy in preparation for drapery studies.
|Purchased and presented by subscribers, 1906.|
|Production Period:||19th century|
|Medium:||Black chalk on paper.|