An original 19th-century graphite drawing, Lady in Cottage Gardens.
A charming rural study with pale brown background wash to intensify the graphite.
Some age toning as shown.
18.4cm x 29.3cm.
This drawing is from a collection of graphite works by a single hand that we have for sale, comprising rural landscape and tree studies. The drawing style is distinctive, using a range of line, squiggle and zigzag marks to delineate foliage, bark, stone and thatch, which recalls the conventions of topographical artists of the early 18th century. The style is suggestive of technical drawing exercises, the artist experimenting with line and form, and varying mark-making depending on tree type and landscape view.
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Product code: JE-491