Christopher WOOD (Knowsley 1901 - Salisbury 1930)

A Reclining Female Nude

Pencil on buff paper.
Signed and dated Christopher Wood / 1928 at the lower right.
292 x 480 mm. (11 1/2 x 18 7/8 in.)

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Christopher Wood received a thorough grounding in life drawing as a young student in Paris, where he took classes at the Académie Julian and the Académie de la Grande Chaumière. Although the artist used several models for his figure drawings from life, the model for this drawing might be Frosca (or Froska) Munster, a married Russian emigré whom Wood met in in the spring of 1928 and who became his lover.

Provenance:
Anonymous sale, London, Christie’s, 11 November 1988, lot 395
Peter Nahum, London, in 1989
Anonymous sale, London, Christie’s, 23 June 1994, lot 131
David Bowie, London and New York.

Literature:
Tom Tempest-Radford and Peter Nahum, British Art from the Twentieth Century, exhibition catalogue, London, 1989, pp.26-27, no.12.

Christopher WOOD

A Reclining Female Nude

A1164

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