The Camden Town Group in Context

ISBN 978-1-84976-385-1

Malcolm Drummond Man Sleeping ?c.1910s

Malcolm Drummond 'Man Sleeping' ?c.1910s
Malcolm Drummond 1880–1945
Man Sleeping ?c.1910s
Ink on sketchbook paper
182 x 106 mm
Tate Archive TGA 8915
Purchased from Joyce Mills, September 1989
© Estate of Malcolm Drummond
This page from a sketchbook contains two pen and ink drawings of a sleeping man. The identity of the sitter is unconfirmed; however, the lower sketch in particular looks like Drummond’s fellow Camden Town Group colleague, Spencer Gore. This would date the drawing to before Gore’s death in March 1914.
The sketch is on page 38 of a ‘Press Sketch Book’ made by Reeves & Son Ltd, London. The sketchbook has a variety of drawings in it, including figure studies, street scenes, landscapes, performers on stage and nudes. The ink sketch on the reverse of this page is a still life. Woman Wearing a Hat, Audience at a Cinema or Music Hall and Woman Reading are from the same sketchbook (TGA 8915, TGA 8915 and TGA 8915). Woman Reading is drawn in a similar style.

Helena Bonett
June 2011

How to cite

Malcolm Drummond, Man Sleeping, ?c.1910s, in Helena Bonett, Ysanne Holt, Jennifer Mundy (eds.), The Camden Town Group in Context, Tate Research Publication, May 2012, https://www.tate.org.uk/art/research-publications/camden-town-group/malcolm-drummond-man-sleeping-r1104670, accessed 21 March 2019.