Drapery Study of a Standing Figure
Lord Frederic Leighton (1830-1896)
Black and white chalk on buff paper (LFC)
520 x 280 mm (20 1/2 x 11 1/32 inches)
Signed lower right: "Drapery study for E[lectra]"; lower left: Leighton studio stamp.
One of five drapery studies for Captive Andromache; this study was also used for Electra.
Provenance: Leighton studio collection until 1896; then Sir Edmund Gosse. Bought as Lot 2, Sotheby's, London, 15th July 2009. Captive Andromache was done between 1886−88 and is in Manchester City Art Galleries. Electra at the Tomb of Agamemnon, 1888−89 is in the Ferens Art Gallery, Hull.
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