T00455 SLEEPING NUDE – TORSO 1937
Inscr. ‘Bloch’ b.r. and on verso ‘Reclining Nude’ (in pen), ‘1937’ and ‘8’ (in pencil).
Charcoal, 19 5/8×22 1/2 (50×57).
Presented by Cyril Frankel 1961.
Coll: Purchased by Cyril Frankel from the artist's widow 1961.
Exh: Kaplan Gallery, February 1959 (one of forty-eight unnumbered drawings); Leicester Galleries, February 1961 (32).
The artist's widow told the compiler (28 November 1961) that the present title of the drawing was given by her for the Leicester Galleries exhibition, to distinguish it from other drawings entitled ‘Reclining Nude’ in the same exhibition. She also said that an almost identical drawing had been purchased by Sir Kenneth Clark from the artist's studio in 1937 and lent to the Bloch exhibition at the Lefevre Gallery, February 1939 (26), as ‘Reclining Woman’.
Mary Chamot, Dennis Farr and Martin Butlin, The Modern British Paintings, Drawings and Sculpture, London 1964, I