Two nudes

Drawing in pencil, c. 1918

Dim 62 x 47 cms, signed 'AG van Velde'. Preliminary sketch for the painting 'Nude with arums' (private collection, illustrated in Erik Slagter, Bram van Velde - De kracht van de kleur (2007). For a similar drawing, see illustration 2 (p. 5) in the exhibition catalogue Stedelijk Museum De Lakenhal, Leiden, 1996, where probably the same model is depicted.

Provenance: from the estate of a prominent Dutch art historian

- In fair condition, some paper toning, some fraying along edges, small fold in right hand top corner; see photographs