View this artwork by appointment, at Tate Britain's Prints and Drawings Rooms
- Graphite and chalk on paper. Verso: graphite on paper
- Support: 322 x 427 mm
frame: 552 x 435 x 25 mm
- Purchased as part of the Oppé Collection with assistance from the National Lottery through the Heritage Lottery Fund 1996
Technique and condition
A double-sided drawing on buff-coloured handmade laid paper. On the recto is a black and white drawing with pencil under-drawing, charcoal overdrawing and pastel highlights. On the verso is a pencil drawing. The support has suffered some distortion, mainly creasing through handling. Damage to the surface has been caused by the removal of a previous mount, causing skinning and adhesive staining around the edges of the recto. Surface dirt is apparent on both sides.
On acquisition the work was removed from its mount and the surface dry-cleaned to reduce surface dirt. It was then inlaid and mounted onto white museum board.
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