La Vie Bohème | The Unseen Drawings Part II04 Jan 2020 - 01 Feb 2020
The young Picasso, visiting the studio of John Duncan Fergusson in 1907, desired to meet one of the leading figures in the artist community of Paris, a paragon of Bohemian life, an ascetic dedicated to art. The clearest, quotidian evidence of this dedication is in Fergusson’s drawings: he would never be out without a sketchbook and the approach to any studio subject would begin with drawing.
Each drawing sheet is an authentic record of his obsession, the urgency of his craft, a time-capsule of the moment of creative excitement stimulated by a chance view or a dedicated, concentrated choice in the studio. This small show of 45 works on paper reveals many previously unseen works across the artist’s long, extraordinary life.
Portrait of a Man in a Hat View details
Portrait of a Man in a Hatc.1907conté drawingH:23.2cm W:14.3cm£1,750Parisian Model View details
Parisian Modelc.1907chalkH:35.5cm W:25.5cm£11,000Desire Erotique, Royan View details
Desire Erotique, Royan1910pen and inkH:25cm W:20cm£1,500Royan View details
Royan1910coloured chalk on paperH:21cm W:12.2cm£1,700Cul de Sac, Royan View details
Cul de Sac, Royan1910conté drawingH:12cm W:21cm£1,700Tasse a l'Envers View details
Tasse a l'Envers1911ContéH:21cm W:12.5cm£1,350Female Nude and Profile Study View details
Female Nude and Profile Studyc.1911conté drawingH:11.4cm W:9cm£1,500Cassis View details