• Study of a nude male Figure -
    Price on request

    Signed with initials lower left, inscribed lower right: Septr 16th/1829 and further inscribed with various versions of his initials verso

    Pen and brown ink and watercolour over traces of pencil heightened with gold on blue-grey paper

    19 by 10.2 cm., 7 1/2 by 4 inches

     

    Exhibited:

    London, Agnew’s, Missing Pages: George Richmond R.A. 1809-1896, 31st October to 23rd November 2001, no. 12

     

    This early drawing by Richmond dates from September 1829. In November 1829, Richmond drew his famous miniature of Samuel Palmer (see no.20) with a beard and long flowing locks (National Portrait Gallery, see Samuel Palmer – Vision and Landscape, exhibition catalogue 2005, no. 54, p. 129, ill.). Palmer was one of Richmond’s closest friends and they had spent the summer of 1827 together at Shoreham. Richmond’s subject matter at this period is often religious or mystical and it wasn’t until 1832-33 that he concentrated on portraits for which he became best known.

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