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A peasant woman Tenerife; dressed in an apron and headscarf with her arms folded standing beside a palm, to her right a woman in similar costume seated and in profile.
Verso; a sketch of a woman wearing an shawl, carrying a load on her head.
Red chalk, wash and white heightening on light brown textured paper.
- Production date
- 1938-1939 (circa)
Height: 285 millimetres
Width: 191 millimetres
- Curator's comments
- Drawn on paper embossed with the logo: "Dixon's David Cox Drawing."
Although exhibited under the title 'A Peasant Woman Tenerife,' this may be the title of the less detailed drawing on the verso.
The more finished drawing (recto) may be two studies of the same woman.
Byam Shaw's correspondence with Catharine Wigram suggests a production date of 1938 for the drawing. Byam Shaw annotated the letter dated 30. November 1990: "Catherine D took Eveline, my first wife with her to Tenerife in 1938 for a holiday."
The note refers to Eveline Margaret Grose Dodgson.
- Not on display
- Exhibition history
1955, London, P&D Colnaghi Memorial exhibition, no.2.
- Acquisition date
- Acquisition notes
- The drawing was acquired by the British Museum with correspondence between Catherine Wigram, cousin of Catharine Campbell-Dodgson.
A letter dated November 30th 1990 is annotated by Byam Shaw as follows:
"My drawing of a Peasant woman was given to me by Catharine Dodgson, exh 1939."
John Christian's files also include a page from the Catalogue of Colnaghi's Memorial Exhibition of 1955 where Byam Shaw is named as the owner: 'A peasant woman, Tenerife.'
This drawing was originally mounted on cream card in a wooded frame (perhaps once painted gold) and annotated inside the frame: "Peasant woman. Tenerife. Red and white chalk drawing by Mrs Catharine Dodgson." A label on the front of the frame gives the number 66/ 2 and is dated below: "09 Sep 1993." and with the code MS636 on the back of the frame.
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