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Pencil Drawing - Study of a Standing Man, probably French

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Birmingham Museums and Art Gallery

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Basic Information

Accession Number:1979P21
Collection:Fine Art Prints and Drawings
Date:1830 - 1841

Maker Information

Artist:John Scarlett Davis - View biography for John Scarlett Davis


The style of the costume has led to the suggestion that the man is French. The drawing reveals that Davis had a real grasp of character and personality, which is perhaps a less appreciated aspect of his gifts.

Presented by Estella Canziani, between 1929 and 1937.

Further Information

Production Period:19th century
School/Style:Life Study
Medium:Pencil on grey paper, touches of blue and white on paper.