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.
Saturday 18 January, 11-11.45 led by Christina Jansen | Click here to RSVP
Woman in a Hat with Flowers View details
Woman in a Hat with Flowers1909conté drawingH:20.9cm W:13.4cm£2,500Desire 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£1,700Near Royan View details
Near Royan1910conté drawingH:12.3cm W:21cmSoldDraft Horses, Royan View details
Draft Horses, Royanc.1910conté drawing & blue chalksH:11.4cm W:15.9cm£1,950On the Boat, Royan View details
On the Boat, Royanc.1910coloured chalksH:20.3cm W:11.4cm£2,600Portrait of a Man Smoking View details