Study from William Davis III 16.ii.77

WAG 9215


A quick pencil sketch drawing based on an oil painting "Corner of a Cornfield" by a Pre-Raphaelite painter William Davis [WAG 1116]. While the painting version is known for its extremely detailed depiction of the cornfield, this pencil drawing only minimally depicts the tops of the corn, their drooping leaves, depicted through short squiggly lines, in the middle of the picture. The distant horizon and the tree on the far right in the oil painting are also depicted here in the drawing, but minimally reproduced only in their outlines.