Friday, March 12, 2010

Female nude leaning on a table – William Blake

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A study by the poet Blake for the 1822 painting ‘The Wise and Foolish Virgins.’ (Other studies here.)

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Blogger Jeff Perren said...

Very unusual for a Blake work. Great find!

Jeff

P.S. Linking to the Victorian Web is very cool. One of my favorite sites for a long time. Great resource for info on the period.

3/12/2010 04:27:00 am  
Blogger twr said...

Looks like he started off drawing "Male nude leaning on a table" and just changed his mind at the last minute and added some jugs.

Or maybe he was trying for "Male nude waiting for Chris Carter" and then chickened out.

3/12/2010 11:13:00 am  
Blogger Dave Mann said...

Oh thats good twr! My thoughts were along the same lines... I was going to write "elderly female ex- kickboxer exhausted by the futility of it all".

(But that doesn't mean your art postings aren't excellent PC; keep them coming, usually they are amazing!)

3/12/2010 11:27:00 am  
Blogger notker said...

This is not a drawing by the poet William Blake (1757-1827). As your link to Victorian Web makes clear, this is one of several related drawings by the Victorian artist Sir William Blake Richmond (1842-1921). He was the son of the painter George Richmond (1809-1896), a friend and disciple of William Blake, hence the baptismal names.

3/13/2010 12:40:00 pm  
Blogger Jeff Perren said...

Thank you, notker. The drawing makes much more sense now.

3/14/2010 05:42:00 am  
Blogger Jacob Reed said...

These were painted on site. We found high places in Florence for amazing views. Having time to sit and paint was a great way to experience Italy and rejuvenate. It was a wonderful contrast to all of the crowded museums and mass transportation. .
Sell your Artwork

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