Drapery Studies

WAG 6868


A sketch in black and white chalks that shows details of how the folds fall on a long dress. While the drawing does not actually show a female figure under the garment, it follows the contour of a standing figure with her right arm slightly extended to the front. It highlights in white chalk the folds that descend from the right shoulder, draping the entire arm, and falling on the front of the dress in a graceful flowing movement.