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.