HERBERT JAMES DRAPER | Study of a Water-nymph for ‘Prospero Summoning Nymphs and Deities’
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Property of a Gentleman

HERBERT JAMES DRAPER | Study of a Water-nymph for ‘Prospero Summoning Nymphs and Deities’

Estimate: 4,000 - 6,000 GBP

Property of a Gentleman

HERBERT JAMES DRAPER | Study of a Water-nymph for ‘Prospero Summoning Nymphs and Deities’

Estimate: 4,000 - 6,000 GBP

Lot Sold:5,000GBP

Lot Details

Description

Property of a Gentleman


HERBERT JAMES DRAPER

1863-1920

Study of a Water-nymph for ‘Prospero Summoning Nymphs and Deities’


titled and signed with initials l.r.; Study for Waternymph / for Ceiling at Draper’s/ HJD

black and white chalks on green-blue paper

63 by 47cm., 25 by 18½in.


Condition Report

The sheet is not laid down. There are two horizontal creases to the paper - one to the annotation and another (fainter) through her upraised arm. There is also a diagonal crease from the left edge through her legs. The drawing is slightly time stained along the top ed


FRAME

The drawing is contained in a black and gilt wooden frame with a clean mount and under glass.


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Cataloguing

Provenance

The studio of the artist and thence to his daughter Miss Yvonne Draper and by further descent

Exhibited

London, Julian Hartnoll Gallery, A Third and Final Exhibition of Drawings by Herbert Draper (1864-1920), autumn 2003, no.15

Literature

Simon Toll, Herbert Draper 1863-1920 – A Life Study, 2003, p. 188 cat.no.HJD.113.xiii, illustrated p.112

Catalogue Note

In 1901 Draper was commissioned to paint the ceiling of the livery hall of the Draper Company in the City of London and over the following three years he painted ‘Prospero Summoning Nymphs and Deities’ for the nine-metre central oval. It depicts the magician of Shakespeare’s Tempest invoking the apparitions of a group of naiads from a waterfall and the goddesses Juno and Ceres.

Victorian, Pre-Raphaelite and British Impressionist Art
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