Simeon Solomon Study of Sappho 1862

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Artwork details

Artist
Simeon Solomon 1840–1905
Title
Study of Sappho
Date 1862
Medium Graphite on paper
Dimensions Support: 267 x 209 mm
Collection
Tate
Acquisition Purchased 1980
Reference
T03104
Not on display

Catalogue entry

T03104 STUDY OF SAPPHO 1862

 

Inscribed ‘SAPPHO’ on a scroll bottom left and ‘ss [in monogram]/14 4/62’
Pencil on paper, 10 1/8 × 8 1/2 (26.6 × 21)
Purchased from the Christopher Wood Gallery (Grant-in-Aid) 1980
Prov: ...; purchased from Durlacher Gallery, New York, c.1965, by Van Deren Coke, on whose behalf sold by Christopher Wood 1980.

Solomon used this study for the head of Sappho in his watercolour of ‘Sappho and Erinna’, T03063 above. However, as it bears a date nearly two years earlier than the watercolour, the drawing may not have been made with the latter in mind.

Published in:
The Tate Gallery 1980-82: Illustrated Catalogue of Acquisitions, London 1984

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