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
Harlech View details
Harlech1921conté drawingH:22.9cm W:18cm£1,600Harlech, Storm Clouds View details
Harlech, Storm Clouds1921conté drawingH:20cm W:12cm£1,400Reading Woman View details
Reading Womanc.1922conté drawingH:21.5cm W:16.5cmSoldForth Rail Bridge View details
Forth Rail Bridgec.1924conté drawingH:12.7cm W:12cm£1,850Clouds in the Highlands View details
Clouds in the Highlands1924conté drawingH:12.5cm W:18.6cm£1,950Head of a Dancer View details
Head of a Dancerc.1924conté drawingH:25cm W:20cm£3,500Capidi Bow View details
Capidi Bow1925Pencil on paperH:25cm W:20cm£1,950Woman with her Eyes Closed View details
Woman with her Eyes Closedc.1926conté drawingH:25.4cm W:20.4cm£3,500Woman with Eyes Closed View details