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
Female Nude and Profile Study View details
Female Nude and Profile Studyc.1911conté drawingH:11.4cm W:9cm£1,500Small Still Life View details
Small Still Lifec.1911woodblock printH:25.4cm W:19cmSoldLes Amies View details
Les Amies1913Pencil on paperH:20cm W:25cm£2,450Cassis View details
Cassis1913conté drawingH:12.3cm W:21.1cm£1,500View from the Cassis of the Alpes Maritimes View details
View from the Cassis of the Alpes Maritimes1913blue ink on paperH:15.2cm W:18.4cmSoldJanice, London View details
Janice, London1918conté drawingH:25.6cm W:20.4cm£3,500Study of a Dancer seen in Profile View details
Study of a Dancer seen in Profile1919-20conté drawingH:25cm W:20.3cm£3,500Study of a Dancer View details