Black chalk heightened with white chalk on brown paper
Sheet: 45.5 x 30.2 cm (17 15/16 x 11 7/8 in.)
Bequest of Muriel Butkin 2018.46
This drawing, presumably a study for a painted portrait, depicts a seated woman, dressed in a long gown and fashionable hat. Her casual pose, with one hand placed nonchalantly on her knee, her right elbow resting on the back of a chair, and a gaze unfocused on something outside the scene, gives the image an intimate informality.
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