The Camden Town Group in Context

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Malcolm Drummond Woman Sitting ?c.1910s

Malcolm Drummond 'Woman Sitting' ?c.1910s
Malcolm Drummond 1880–1945
Woman Sitting ?c.1910s
Graphite on notebook paper
201 x 160 mm
Tate Archive TGA 8915
Purchased from Joyce Mills, September 1989
© Estate of Malcolm Drummond
This pencil sketch on ruled notebook paper presents a three-quarter back view of a woman in bohemian attire seated on a chair with her arms raised as if playing the piano. It probably depicts the artist’s wife, Zina Drummond, née Ogilvie (1887–1931), who was an accomplished musician and is depicted in the painting At the Piano c.1912 (fig.1).
Malcolm Drummond 'At the Piano' c.1912
Fig.1
Malcolm Drummond 1880–1945
At the Piano c.1912
Oil paint on canvas
898 x 608 mm
Art Gallery of South Australia, Adelaide, 692P11. South Australian Government Grant 1969
© Estate of Malcolm Drummond
Photo © Art Gallery of South Australia, Adelaide
The sketch is on page 29 of a notebook made by W. Straker Ltd, Printers, Stationers & Bookbinders, London. The majority of the drawings in the notebook feature children and a woman wearing round glasses, who could be Zina. There are also some pages of religious drawings, sums and writing.

Helena Bonett
June 2011

How to cite

Malcolm Drummond, Woman Sitting, ?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-woman-sitting-r1104701, accessed 18 January 2022.