Henry Hugh Armstead, R.A. 1828 - 1905
Draped studies of a female figure for 'Remorse'
Photo: R.A.
© Royal Academy of Arts, London
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Draped studies of a female figure for 'Remorse', ca. 1903
pen and black ink with wash and white gouache over pencil on blue/green wove paper, 353 X 252 mm
Given by Dr. Hugh Wells Armstead, 1932
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A sheet of preparatory studies for Armstead's sculpture 'Remorse' (1903, Tate Britain).
The female figure represents Shakespeare's Lady Macbeth, after the murder of King Duncan, sleepwalking down a spiral staircase and wringing her hands saying 'What, will these hands ne'er be clean?'. The figure in the finished sculpture wears a braided headdress but her pose is similar to the drawings on this sheet and others in the Royal Academy collection.


Draped studies of a female figure for 'Remorse'
Photo: R.A.
© Royal Academy of Arts, London
Click here to order image/reproduction rights
 
Draped studies of a female figure for 'Remorse', ca. 1903
pen and black ink with wash and white gouache over pencil on blue/green wove paper, 353 X 252 mm
Given by Dr. Hugh Wells Armstead, 1932
04/2758
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