This drawing is in pencil on thick white paper and is a study from the sculpture by Giovanni di Paolo titled ‘Feet from Giovanni di Paolo ‘ which Gear has written in ink. Drawn circa 1937 when travelling in 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 by drawing from casts of 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 the opportunity of visiting and studying the art in the splendid Italian churches.