Not on display
Inverted relative to the sketchbook’s foliation, the setting is a curtained bed. The rounded outlines towards the bottom right are difficult to interpret, but may hint at the torso of a figure seated or sprawled beside the bed.
For a discussion of the improvisatory and often erotic nature of the watercolour studies making up most of this sketchbook, see the Introduction.
The unaccessioned, blank recto is numbered in red ink ‘31’ and stamped ‘CCXCI(c) – 31’. There is a slight nick or fault to the outer edge of the leaf