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.
Portrait of a Man in a Hat View details
Portrait of a Man in a Hatc.1907conté drawingH:23.2cm W:14.3cm£1,750L'Artiste Americaine (Anne Estelle Rice), Paris View details
L'Artiste Americaine (Anne Estelle Rice), Paris1907conté drawingH:20.2cm W:11cmSoldParisian Model View details
Parisian Modelc.1907chalkH:35.5cm W:25.5cm£11,000The Poet D'Offy, Paris View details
The Poet D'Offy, Paris1908conté drawingH:19cm W:10.8cmSoldStudies of Women, Three Seen in Profile, Paris View details
Studies of Women, Three Seen in Profile, Parisc.1908conté drawingH:20.9cm W:13.3cmSoldLa Cocarde, Paris View details
La Cocarde, Paris1908-10conté drawingH:20.9cm W:13.3cmSoldProfile of a Man View details
Profile of a Manc.1909conté drawingH:23.1cm W:14.2cmSoldHead Study of H. H. McCall, Paris View details
Head Study of H. H. McCall, Parisc.1909conté drawingH:20.3cm W:12cmSoldMan Socialising with a Woman in a Hat View details