A nude woman and child with the woman half-leaning against a surface on the left and supporting the child.

The design was for a group-wash drawing. The unusual technique has been related to Rodin's early training in the Sèvres porcelain factory, where a process of building up white slips on a dark base was practised. Claude Phillips, who gave the drawing to the British Museum, was one of Rodin's earliest English supporters, and a co-founder of the Art Fund in 1903. This is one of two drawings presented to the museum by the donor.


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