NUDE WITH WHITE TOWEL
signed and inscribed on a label on the reverse of the frame
oil on canvas
unframed: 103 by 93cm.; 40½ by 36½in.
framed: 119.5 by 110cm.; 46¾ by 43¼in.
Executed in 1963-4.
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The canvas appears original. There are a number of pinholes through the canvas, and some areas where the paint has been scraped away; these are in keeping with the Artist's working methods and intentions. There is an area of fine lines of craquelure in the lower left corner, only visible upon extremely close inspection, and some further scattered instances elsewhere. There is some surface dirt and studio matter and a layer of varnish. This excepting the work appears to be in excellent overall condition.
Inspection under Ultraviolet light reveals fluorescence in keeping with the Artist's working methods.
The work is held within a wooden frame.
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Mrs S. Wilson-Young, 1990
Browse & Darby, London, where acquired by the present owner, circa 1997
Julie Seddon Jones, 'A Visit to the Artist's Studio', Themes and Development in the Work of Euan Uglow, unpublished MA thesis, University of Sussex, 1985;
Catherine Lampert, Euan Uglow, The Complete Paintings, Yale University Press, New Haven and London, 2007, cat. no.213, illustrated p.92.
'I am not a still life painter. I am not a portrait painter. I am not a painter of nudes. I am just a painter.' (Euan Uglow, quoted in Richard Kendall, 'Euan Uglow: Still Life Paintings', Euan Uglow: Ideas 1951-1991, exh. cat., Browse & Darby, unpaginated.)
London, Camden Arts Centre, From Life: English Art and the Model Today, 5th - 28th January 1968, cat. no.35;
Liverpool, Walker Art Gallery, Body & Soul, Peter Moores Liverpool Project 3, 23rd October 1975 - 4th January 1976, cat. no.9 (as Girl with White Cloth);
London, Theo Waddington, Helen Lessore: Artist and Art Dealer, 16th November - 20th December 1994, cat. no.62;
London, Browse & Darby, Euan Uglow, 30th April - 31st May 1997 (ex. cat).