Thomas Stothard

A Man, Girls and Children Pursued by a Bear. Verso: Studies of Women Bathing, Etc.

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Thomas Stothard 1755–1834
Ink, watercolour and graphite on paper. Verso: ink, watercolour and graphite on paper
Support: 173 × 99 mm
Purchased as part of the Oppé Collection with assistance from the National Lottery through the Heritage Lottery Fund 1996

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This fragment of a drawing consists primarily of very wet grey washes applied with a soft brush over a graphite pencil underdrawing. Details and outlines were then added in pen and black ink. Stothard has added a dark wash for the background to give greater depth to the image.

Gallery label, August 2004

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