Drapery Study of a Standing Figure

Lord Frederic Leighton (1830-1896)

c. 1887

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.

[Click on image to enlarge it.]

You may use this image without prior permission for any scholarly or educational purpose as long as you (1) credit the Crowther-Oblak Collection of Victorian Art and and the National Gallery of Slovenia and the Moore Institute, National University of Ireland, Galway (2) and link your document to this URL in a web document or cite the Victorian Web in a print one.