A drawing in pencil on thick white paper. The drawing is a study from a Xlll century sculpture of a Madonna, School of Guida, Italy. The paper is a little grubby , else good.
Sheet size 43 x 29 cm (17 x 11.5 inches)
All art students at the time not only studied from live models and still lifes, they also studied drawing sculptures of the great masters. (I did when I attended Camberwell.) This must have been done when Gear won his traveling scholarship and took advantage of visiting and studying the splendid Italian churches.