'Seated Nude' Frank Dobson 1888-1963

'Seated Nude' Frank Dobson 1888-1963

Circa 1950
Stock Number: 13822/MB
Height 47.50cm [18.70 inches]
Width 31.00cm [12.20 inches]

Artist's Resale Right applies @ plus 4%
Charcoal and coloured chalk on paper
Circa 1950
Marked: Studio stamp – Frank Dobson
Labels verso

Mrs Frank Dobson
Spink – Stock No. K3 949
Collection of Sir David Tang

Frame height 71 cm
Frame width 54 cm

Drawing of a seated nude. No doubt a study for a sculpture taken from life once he had composed a rough Maquette in clay or wax. Dobson’s aim was to find rhythm in the relationship of forms with a resulting sculpture that had quality of stillness or, as he called it, 'static' to engender 'aesthetic emotion'.