Study of a Seated NudeArtist(s)Henry MooreArtist NationalityBritish (modern)Object Creation Date1928Medium & Supportblack and gray washes over black chalk on wove paperDimensions
21 3/4 in x 13 7/16 in (55.3 cm x 34.1 cm);27 3/8 in x 19 1/4 in (69.53 cm x 48.9 cm);21 3/4 in x 13 7/16 in (55.3 cm x 34.1 cm)Credit LineMuseum PurchaseSubject matter
In this drawing, it is clear that the artist experimented with several positions for this figure in the same drawing because the fainter grey lines around the head suggest alternate poses. Though he is most well-known for his sculptural production, Moore was extremely interested in life drawing and readily investigated the figure in both two- and three-dimensions. This work may reference Moore's interest in Pre-Columbian sculpture and its subtle abstraction and formal volume.Physical Description
The drawing depicts a nude female figure sitting on a stool. Her torso is viewed from the front, with her legs pointing to the left; her arms resting, one on each leg. Her face looks off to the right revealing her hair, which is in a bun at the base of her neck. The drawing is done in heavy black line, and fainter grey lines of an alternate positioning of the figure can be seen around the head and shoulders. A wash of grey ink covers the top half of the figure.Primary Object Classification Drawing Primary Object TypestudyCollection AreaWesternRights
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modern and contemporary art
women (female humans)