An original drawing in black conté crayon drawn on buff wove paper. The sheet is from a sketch book with one edge being serrated. Nothing on verso. The sheet has discoloured with age with an old mount stain. Not signed or dated but circa 1936.
Image Size 200 x 150 mm. (7 7/8 x 5 7/8 in)
Other portraits of Mireille executed in Fergusson’s preferred medium of conté are known and were undertaken in Paris during May of 1936 (see: Sotheby’s, Scottish Pictures, 1st May 2008, lot 139).
Provenance: Property of the Late Bruce Beatty