Polak Gallery, London; Christie's, London, 23 June 1994, lot 9, where purchased by the present owner
This intimate drawing appears to relate to No.1. Dressing Room (Grundy Art Gallery, Blackpool) begun in 1927 and re-worked in 1947. Both depict the same golden-haired dancer seated at the same table, naked from the waist up.
The sheet is irregularly-shaped at the extremities and is cockling slightly. There are artist's pinholes in the corners. The picture is ready to be hung.
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