SIMEON SOLOMON | Potens
10,000 - 15,000 GBP
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- Simeon Solomon
- signed and dated l.r.: SIMEON/ SOLOMON/ 1896; titled l.c.: POTENS
- black chalk and pencil
- 42 by 28cm., 16½ by 11in.
Sotheby's, Belgravia, 1 October 1979, lot 7, where purchased by Seymour Stein
Meaning 'Powerful' Potens is drawn with suitably vigorous strokes of chalk over more descriptive and sensitive pencil lines which have conveyed the tranquillity of the passive face of an androgynous youth. The drawing is typical of the Symbolist drawings that Solomon made in his later years when he was living a difficult life on the streets of London and in the workhouse of St Giles. The subjects that he chose at this time are reflective of inner turmoil and psychological reflection.