Study for Reading Aloud by Albert Joseph Moore

A study for the large painting first exhibited at the Royal Academy in 1884.


Oil on glass
18 x 34 cm
Art Fund grant:
£500 ( Total: £800)
Acquired in:
D'Offay Couper Gallery

As the colours of the draperies, the floor, and the wall are different from the final work, it seems likely that this shows the artist's first thoughts on composition. This small study is very Whistlerian in its careful colour harmonies, illustrating the fact that Moore and Whistler were friends who, for a time, worked in very close association.

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Hunterian Art Gallery University of Glasgow, 82 Hillhead Street, GLASGOW Strathclyde G12 8QQ 0141 330 4221

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