Albert MooreA Sleeping Girl c.1875

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Artist
Albert Moore (1841‑1893)
Title
A Sleeping Girl
Date c.1875
MediumOil paint on canvas
Dimensionssupport: 308 x 225 mm frame: 560 x 482 x 67 mm
Collection
Tate
Acquisition Presented by Arthur Grogan 1986
Reference
T04877
Not on display

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Moore took great pains in the creation of his pictures. He would make studies of each figure (both nude and draped), as well as separate drapery studies, and a cartoon of the overall design.

The finished pictures were produced in a number of distinct stages. First, the overall design was laid out in a single colour. Then then a thin layer of colours was added. Next, hotter colours were thickly applied. A thin, transparent layer of grey was then worked over the whole picture. Moore finished by applying thin and delicate colours. The result is a superb luminosity and delicacy.

February 2004

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