A00004 Six Drawings of Figures with Outstretched Arms (recto and verso)
A 00004 / B R8
Pencil, each approx. 150×95 (6×3 3/4), on paper 395×319 (15 9/16×12 9/16); the paper has been folded twice, once in each direction Watermarked ‘PRO PATRIA’ and ‘GR’ Inscribed on recto by Frederick Tatham ‘William Blake vouched by Frederick Tatham’ b.r.
Presented by Mrs John Richmond 1922
PROVENANCE Mrs Blake; Frederick Tatham; his brother-in-law George Richmond, sold Christie's 29 April 1897 (in 147 with 22 other items; see no.2) £2.10.0 bt Dr Richard Sisley; his daughter Mrs John Richmond
LITERATURE Butlin 1981, p.623 no.R8, pls.1187 and 1188
Similar to A00002 above. The upper half of the recto contains a single drawing of two figures. At first both held their arms out before them but the artist subsequently raised the arms of the right-hand figure to a more upright position…