Phil May The Drawing Master 1886

Artwork details

Artist
Phil May 1864–1903
Title
The Drawing Master
Date 1886
Medium Graphite and watercolour on paper
Dimensions Support: 244 x 181 mm
Collection
Tate
Acquisition Purchased 1929
Reference
N04433

Catalogue entry

N04433 THE DRAWING MASTER 1886

Not inscribed.
Pencil and watercolour, 9 5/8×7 1/8 (24·5×18).
Purchased from Mrs Dymas Stevenson (Duveen Drawings Fund) 1929.
Coll: —. Harris, Sydney, Australia, from whom purchased by Mrs Dymas Stevenson 1928.

A label on the back states that this drawing was made in May 1886, early in the artist's sojourn in Australia when he still worked in watercolour; this date is supported by Arthur Morrison, a friend of the artist (letters of 15 July 1928 and 29 January 1929). The drawing master is said to be Henry Parkes.

Published in:
Mary Chamot, Dennis Farr and Martin Butlin, The Modern British Paintings, Drawings and Sculpture, London 1964, II

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