Sketchbook - 'Drawings of B.W. 1928-1930 and S.M.'s Hands'
- Art Funded
- 28.5 x 22 cm
- Art Fund grant
- £25,000 (Total: £74,500; Tax remission)
- Timothy Schroder
Both sitters were close friends of Gill, Beatrice Wade later becoming one if his mistresses. Gill began to draw from the nude relatively late in life, for, as he wrote, 'drawing from life properly comes late in life rather than early for the training of the imagination is the first thing to be seen to and this is best achieved by life and experience'.
Cambridge bookseller, 1950s; John Henry Schroder; his son, Timothy Schroder.