Sir Lawrence ALMA-TADEMA (Dronrijp 1836 - Wiesbaden 1912)
Three Studies of Drapery for The Contrary Oracle [recto]; Three Studies of a Standing Male Nude [verso]
Pencil and red chalk, with touches of white chalk, on buff paper. The verso in pencil. Inscribed (by the artist’s daughter Anna) with the artist’s initials LAT at the centre right, and inscribed for the Contrary Oracle at the lower left.310 x 193 mm. (12 1/4 x 7 5/8 in.)ENQUIRE
The studio of the artistThe artist’s brother-in-law, Sir Edmund William Gosse, LondonBy descent in the Gosse family until the 1920s or 1930sAcquired by a private collectorThence by descent until 2015.
Donato Esposito, ‘The Place of Drawing in Alma-Tadema’s Studio Practice’, British Art Studies, Issue 9, Summer 2018, fig.7.