Not on display
Inverted relative to the sketchbook’s foliation, the bright, draped form is probably a curtained bed. The pale form of a standing figure, apparently a woman, stands in the shadows to the right.
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 ‘39’ and stamped ‘CCXCI(c) – 39. There is very slight watercolour offsetting from the present page onto the unaccessioned recto of folio 40 opposite (its verso being D28942).