Studies of a Skirt and a Tied Scarf
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Sir Lawrence Alma-Tadema

Studies of a Skirt and a Tied Scarf

Stephen Ongpin Fine Art

Date 1857-58

Period 1850-1900, 19th century

Origin The Netherlands, Germany

Medium Pencil, Red chalk, Buff paper

Dimension 29.3 x 26.8 cm (11¹/₂ x 10¹/₂ inches)

Part of a group of early drawings by Alma-Tadema, all taken from a sketchbook, which may be dated to c.1857-1858. The drawings may be related to a series of paintings of Egyptian subjects, entitled Going to the Oracle and The Contrary Oracle, that Alma-Tadema planned in 1857 and 1858, but never executed. The first owner of these drawings was the art critic and biographer Edmund Gosse, a cousin of the artist’s second wife, Laura Epps.

Date: 1857-58

Period: 1850-1900, 19th century

Origin: The Netherlands, Germany

Medium: Pencil, Red chalk, Buff paper

Signature: Inscribed (by the artist’s daughter Anna) with the artist’s initials LAT at the bottom centre right.

Dimension: 29.3 x 26.8 cm (11¹/₂ x 10¹/₂ inches)

Provenance: The studio of the artist
The artist’s brother-in-law, Sir Edmund William Gosse, London
By descent in the Gosse family until the 1920s or 1930s
Acquired by a private collector
Thence by descent until 2015.

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