Property of a Gentleman
HERBERT JAMES DRAPER
Study for 'Song'
black and white chalks on brown paper
The sheet undulates slightly and there is a crease across the sheet just above her knees. The sheet is not laid down.
The drawing is contained in a black and gilt wooden frame with a clean mount and under glass.
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The studio of the artist and thence to his daughter Miss Yvonne Draper and by further descent
London, Julian Hartnoll Gallery, A Third and Final Exhibition of Drawings by Herbert Draper (1864-1920), autumn 2003, no.27
Simon Toll, Herbert Draper 1863-1920 – A Life Study, 2003, p. 188 cat.no.HJD.135.ii
Song was exhibited at the Royal Academy in 1908 but is now lost. A professional model, Rachel Lee posed for the present drawing and a similar example (sold in these rooms, 10 December 2014, lot 6).