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Herbert James Draper
STUDY FOR THE KELPIE
Estimate
7,00010,000
LOT SOLD. 11,250 GBP
JUMP TO LOT
19
Herbert James Draper
STUDY FOR THE KELPIE
Estimate
7,00010,000
LOT SOLD. 11,250 GBP
JUMP TO LOT

Details & Cataloguing

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Herbert James Draper
1863-1920
STUDY FOR THE KELPIE

black and white chalk on grey paper


65.5 by 41.5cm., 25¾ by 16¼in.
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Provenance

The artist's studio and thence by descent to his daughter Yvonne, thence by descent until 1999;
Julian Hartnoll, London, where purchased by the present owner in 1999

Exhibited

Leicester Galleries, London, Drawings and Studies for Pictures by Herbert Draper, 1913, no.44 as Study for a Bather;
Julian Hartnoll, London, An Exhibition of Drawings by Herbert Draper, 1999, no.38

Literature

Simon Toll, Herbert Draper 1863-1920, A Life Study, 2003, cat.no. HJD165.iv., p.196

Catalogue Note

This is a drawing for The Kelpie, Draper's Royal Academy exhibit of 1913 (Lady Lever Art Gallery, Port Sunlight) and drawn from his favourite model at that time Hilda Edgell. A similar chalk drawing is known (sold from Christopher Wood's collection, Christie's, 28 February 2007, lot 6) as is a study for the kelpie's head (Bonhams, 25 January 2012, lot 91). Kelpies are a type of nymph from Scottish folklore who seduced and drowned travellers as they crossed fast-flowing water.

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