St George Series - Female Nude - Study of Girl playing Pipes for 'The Return of St George and the Princess'
1865 – 1866
Accession number: 1904P87
Red chalk on cream toned paper.
Width: 152 mm
Height: 293 mm
A study for the final painting in the series of seven canvases illustrating 'The Story of St George' for the dining room of the artist Myles Birket Foster, at Witley, Surrey.One of thirteen studies for this subject in Birmingham's collection. The pose here is close to the final version, except that her head is in profile.The final painting is now in the collection of Bristol City Art Gallery.
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