Sir George Clausen, RA, RWS (1852-1944)
Head of a Young Girl, c.1897
Signed with initials l.r.: GC
Black and white chalk on grey paper, 30.5 by 20.5 cm
As part of our stand this year, Moore-Gwyn Fine Art will be launching a catalogue and exhibition of the great British impressionist painter Sir George Clausen. With over 20 works on paper from across his career we hope to highlight the astonishing qualities of this great and (today) underrated artist. The present drawing is a study for the 1897 painting "Summer in the Fields" - a typical Clausen subject of the date showing a young farm girl resting on the Essex fields.