Child Portrait Studies on Four Sheets - Four original 1861 graphite drawings




Four original 1861 graphite drawings, Child Portrait Studies.

Three sensitive graphite portraits of a young girl and boy, and a forth pen and ink sketch of a young girl.

Unsigned. One sheet is inscribed and dated "Nature 1861".
Some marks to the paper as shown.
Largest sheet: 17cm x 12cm.
Smallest sheet: 12cm x 9cm. Unframed.

This drawing forms part of an interesting larger collection of works, mainly in pen and ink, of varied landscape and figure subjects. Most appear to date from the late 19th century; one drawing is signed J.E. Compton 1879, others are dated 1861 and 1864. A number, on watermarked laid paper, are earlier. Some drawings have additions of graphite and wash. Many are studies, examining a variety of landscape compositions and the human form in different poses. One drawing is inscribed on the verso addressed to "A. Compton Esq, 29 Paultons Sq". Paultons Square is a prestigious address in London's Chelsea, so it appears that the drawings relate to a privileged family.

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Product code: JC-832


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