Robert BlakeTwo Drawings of Frightened Figures, Probably for 'The Approach of Doom' date not known

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Artist
Robert Blake (1762‑1787)
Title
Two Drawings of Frightened Figures, Probably for 'The Approach of Doom'
Date date not known
MediumGraphite on paper
Dimensionssupport: 311 x 213 mm
Collection
Tate
Acquisition Presented by Mrs John Richmond 1922
Reference
A00002
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Catalogue entry

A00002 Two Groups of Frightened Figures, Probably for ‘The Approach of Doom’

A 00002 / B R7
Pencil, each approx. 95×55 (3 5/8×2 1/4), on paper, cut irregularly, 311×212 (12 1/4×8 5/16); the paper has been folded horizontally between the two drawings
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; A00045) £2.10.0 bt Dr Richard Sisley; his daughter Mrs John Richmond
LITERATURE Butlin 1981, pp.622–3 no.R7, pl.1178

Two drawings of a group of three frightened figures. In the lower drawing the position of the head of the left-hand figure has been altered or an additional head added to enlarge the group to four… (read more)

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