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The Art of the Nude
Artists Explore the Human Form 


An exhibition of drawings, prints, painting and sculpture 




John Wilson, Guest Curator





Newport Museum and Art Gallery 

9 July - 20 Sept 2008


Catalogue




THE ART OF THE NUDE explores the artistic genre of the nude and is selected from the  permanent collections of the Newport Museum and Art Gallery.


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All images are copyright Newport Museum and Art Gallery, Works are shown here in low resolution for reference purposes - many of these photos were taken as a part of the exhibition selection process in dark and restricted storage room conditions.


Works are arranged by date of birth of the artist as follows:

[1] DRAWINGS 1-33

[2] PRINTS 34-45

[3] PAINTING 46-79)

[4] SCULPTURE 80-85




 

[1] DRAWINGS 1-33



"Art can never exist without naked beauty displayed" - William Blake


[1] Giovanni Battista Cipriani (1727 -1785)





Venus and Cupid
  • Sepia and wash drawing on paper, 18th century
  • Donated by Mrs E.W.T. Llewellyn Brewer-Williams, 1950
  • NPTMG:2003.131



[2] Angelica Kauffman R.A (1741 -1807)




Venus and Cupid

  • Pen and pencil drawing on paper, 18th century
  • Donated by Mrs E.W.T. Llewellyn Brewer-Williams, 1946
  • NPTMG:2003.531



[3] John Flaxman R.A (1755 -1826)





Shooting an Arrow

  • Pencil and wash drawing on paper
  • Donated by Mrs E.W.T. Llewellyn Brewer-Williams, 1950
  • NPTMG:2003.158



[4] William Blake (1757 -1827), Attributed



Orpheus

  • Watercolour drawing on paper
  • Donated by Mrs E.W.T. Llewellyn Brewer-Williams, 1950
  • NPTMG:2003.322



[5] Sir Charles Lock Eastlake P.R.A (1793 -1865)

The entombment

  • Wash drawing on paper, c.1830
  • Donated by Mrs E.W.T. Llewellyn Brewer-Williams, 1946
  • NPTMG:1978.86



[6] Ernest Borough Johnson (1866 -1949)

Eve

  • Watercolour drawing on paper, 1896
  • Purchased from Mr T.E.Samson, Newport, 1950
  • NPTMG:1950.22



[7] Dame Laura Knight R.A (1877 -1970)



Pulling on her tights

  • Watercolour drawing on paper, c.1960
  • Purchased from the Royal Glasgow Institute of Fine Arts,
  • Glasgow, 1960
  • NPTMG:1961.8



[8] Stephen Spurrier R.A (1878 -1961)



Equestrian jugglers
  • Pencil and watercolour drawing on paper, 1946
  • Purchased from the Royal Society of British Artists’ Autumn Exhibition
  • NPTMG:1954.248



[9] Augustus John O.M., R.A (1878 -1961)



Reclining nude
  • Pencil drawing on paper
  • Purchased from the Howard Roberts Gallery, Cardiff, 1965
  • NPTMG:1965.28



[10] Sir William Russell Flint R.A (1880 -1969)

Alethea

  • Watercolour drawing on paper, 1935
  • Purchased from the Royal Academy Summer Exhibition, 1935
  • NPTMG:1935.36



[11] Henry Gaudier-Brzeska (1891 -1915)



Seated woman

  • Ink drawing on paper
  • Purchased from the Cardiff Gallery, 1953
  • NPTMG:1953.69



[12] Henry Gaudier-Brzeska (1891 -1915)



Standing woman
  • Ink drawing on paper
  • Purchased from the Cardiff Gallery, 1953
  • NPTMG:1953.70



[13] Hans Feibusch (1898 -1998)



Design for mural painting, Newport Civic Centre
  • Tempera on paper, 1956
  • Donated by Mr Harry Isles, Newport, 1956
  • NPTMG:1956.133



[14] Evan Charlton (1904 -1984)



The exhibition
  • Watercolour drawing on paper, 1948
  • Purchased from the artist, 1981
  • NPTMG:1981.53


[15] Stanley Lewis M.B.E (born 1905)


The Welsh Molecatcher (study)

  • Chalk drawing on paper, 1937
  • Purchased, 1962
  • NPTMG: 1962.52


[16] Merlyn Evans (1910 - 1973)



The chess players
  • Watercolour and ink drawing on paper, 1940
  • Purchased from Margerie Evans, 1983
  • NPTMG: 1983.6.1



[17] Merlyn Evans (1910 - 1973)



The chess players
  • Crayon and ink drawing on paper, 1939/1940
  • Purchased from Margerie Evans, 1983
  • NPTMG: 1983.6.2



[18] Thomas Rathmell (1912 -1990)



Standing woman undressing
  • Felt tip pen and chalk drawing on paper, 1974
  • Purchased from the artist, 1974
  • NPTMG:1974.1.4



[19] Thomas Rathmell (1912 -1990)



Dancing women
  • Pen and wash drawing on paper
  • Purchased from the Howard Roberts Gallery, Cardiff, 1962
  • NPTMG:1962.39



[20] Elizabeth Rathmell (died 1994)



Reclining female nude
  • Pencil drawing on paper, 1993
  • Purchased from GPF Gallery, 2002
  • NPTMG: 2002.2289



[21] Colin Jones (1928 - 1967)



The back
  • Pencil drawing on paper, 1950
  • Purchased, 1955
  • NPTMG: 1955.60



[22] Roy Gerrard (1934 -1997)

The compliant landlady

  • Watercolour drawing on paper, 1979
  • Purchased from the Royal Academy Summer Exhibition, 1980
  • NPTMG:1980.93



[23] Mervyn Baldwin (born 1934)



Perspective

  • Pen and ink drawing on paper, 1978
  • Purchased from the Oriel Gallery, Cardiff, 1978
  • NPTMG:1978.170



[24] Peter Nicholas (born 1934)



Dreamer
  • Watercolour drawing on paper, 1998
  • Purchased from Watercolour Society for Wales exhibition, 2000
  • NPTMG:2000.175



[25] Harry Holland (born 1941)



Isobel

  • Crayon drawing on paper, 1999
  • Donated by the artist, 1999
  • NPTMG:2004.2



[26] Tony Goble (1943 -2007)



Bird dance at the water's edge

  • Acrylic drawing on card, 1999
  • Purchased from the artist, 2000
  • NPTMG:2000.179



[27] Anthony Davies (born 1947)

Adam and Eve

  • Etching on paper, 1979
  • Purchased from the artist, 1979
  • NPTMG: 1979.121.1



[28] Nick Cudworth (born 1947)



Visceral study in red
  • Crayon/pastel drawing on paper, 1981
  • Grant aided by the Museums & Galleries Commission, 1985

  • NPTMG:1985.309



[29] Gerda Roper (born 1949)



Miss Tasselles
  • Pencil drawing on paper, 1981
  • Donated by the artist
  • NPTMG:1981.108



[30] Gerda Roper (born 1949)



The nude
  • Crayon drawing on paper, c.1976
  • Purchase from the artist, 1979
  • NPTMG:1979.65.2



[31] Gerda Roper (born 1949)



Boat
  • Crayon drawing on paper, 1976
  • Purchase from the artist, 1979
  • NPTMG:1979.65.1



[32] Erica Daborn (born 1951)



Even Adam

  • Pencil drawing on paper, 1984
  • Purchased from the artist, 1985
  • NPTMG:1985.108



[33] Eileen Cooper (born 1953)

Whisper

  • Pastel drawing on paper, 1992
  • Donated by the Contemporary Art Society, London, 1996
  • NPTMG:1996.595





[2] PRINTS 34-45





[34] Iain Macnab (1890 -1967)



The bathers
  • Wood engraving on paper
  • Donated by the Redfern Galleries Ltd, London, 1953
  • NPTMG:1953.103



[35] Max Ernst (1891 -1976)



Etoiles de mer
  • Lithographic print on paper
  • Purchased from the Redfern Galleries Ltd, London, 1953
  • NPTMG:1953.159



[36] Phil Jennings (born 1921)



Foyer de danse
  • Etching on paper, 1963
  • Purchased from the Iolo Gallery, Cowbridge, 1974
  • NPTMG:1974.41



[37] Peter Blake (born 1932)



Babe Rainbow
  • Screen print on tin-plate, 1967
  • Donated by the Contemporary Art Society for Wales, 1975
  • NPTMG:1975.41



[38] Allen Jones (born 1937)



Exciting women
  • Lithograph on paper, 1964
  • Purchased from Sotheby’s, London, 1974
  • NPTMG:1974.120



[39] Derek Boshier (born 1937)



Artist
  • Lithograph on paper, 1975
  • Purchased from Jonathan Phipps, London, 1983
  • NPTMG:1983.89



[40] Harry Holland (born 1941)



Homage to electricity
  • Lithograph on paper, 1982
  • Purchased from the artist, 1983

  • NPTMG:1983.145



[41] Chris Orr (born 1943)



Mutiny on the ‘UNTY’
  • Etching on paper, 1989
  • Purchased from Jill George Gallery, 1990
  • NPTMG:1995.2001



[42] Anthony Davies (born 1947)



Adam and Eve
  • Etching on paper, 1979
  • Purchased from the artist, 1979
  • NPTMG: 1979.121.1




[43] Anthony Davies (born 1947)



Death of a virgin
  • Etching on paper, 1978
  • Purchased from the artist, 1979
  • NPTMG:1979.121.4



[44] Dick Jewell (born 1951)



Delayed action
  • Lithograph on paper, 1977
  • Purchased from Jonathan Phipps, London, 1980
  • NPTMG:1980.16



[45] Jane Anderson (born 1952)



Ironing board
  • Lithograph on paper, 1979
  • Purchased from Krysia Rozanska, London, 1998
  • NPTMG:1998.3



[3] PAINTING 46-79



"I was trained as a painter. I'm very familiar with the nude body, masculine and feminine. I do, I suppose have a soapbox position, and I want to be certain that the human body is in the center of the frame." - Peter Greenaway, Film- maker  

 

 

[46] Sir Edward J. Poynter (1836 -1919)



Offerings to Isis
  • Oil painting on canvas, 1866
  • Donated by Mrs M.Treverton, 1938
  • NPTMG:1938.85



[47] Stanhope A. Forbes R.A (1857 -1947)



The pond
  • Oil painting on canvas, 1930
  • Purchased from the Walker Art Gallery Autumn Exhibition, Liverpool, 1930
  • NPTMG:1930.69



[48] Sir James Shannon R.A (1862 - 1923)



The bathers

  • Oil painting on canvas, early twentieth century
  • On permanent loan from Lady Shannon
  • NPTMG: 1965.81



[49] Wilfred Gabriel de Glehn (1870 - 1951)



Connemara

  • Oil painting on canvas, 1945
  • Purchased from the Royal Academy Summer Exhibition, 1945
  • NPTMG: 1945.60



[50] Thomas Binney Gibbs (born 1870)



Sleep
  • Oil on canvas, 1931
  • Purchased from the Royal Academy Summer Exhibition, 1932
  • NPTMG:1932.46



[51] Harry Jarman (1871 -1956)



Nude
  • Oil painting on canvas
  • Donated by Mrs Jarman, 1957
  • NPTMG:1957.125



[52] Dame Laura Knight R.A (1877 - 1970)



The Grand Parade
  • Oil painting on canvas, 1928
  • Purchased from Frost and Reed, Bristol, 1961
  • NPTMG: 1961.28



[53] Christopher Williams (1873 -1934)



Blodeuwedd
  • Oil painting on canvas, 1925-30
  • Donated by Mrs Christopher Williams, 1937
  • NPTMG:1937.114



[54] Dorothea Sharp (1874 -1955)



Sea bathers
  • Oil painting on canvas, 1934
  • Purchased from the Royal Academy Summer Exhibition, 1934
  • NPTMG:1934.32



[55] Sir Gerald Festus Kelly (1879 -1972)



D.D.V a
  • Oil painting on canvas, 1924
  • Purchased from the Royal Academy Summer Exhibition, 1947
  • NPTMG:1947.46
  • Detail view


DAILY MIRROR | "Too rude" nude is exposed 60 years on



[56] Evan John Walters (1893 - 1951)



Boy with leaf
  • Oil painting on canvas, 1930
  • Evan Walters Bequest, 1955
  • NPTMG:1955.178



[57] Phyllis Dodd (1899 -1995)



Profile
  • Oil painting on canvas, 1955
  • Purchased from the Royal Glasgow Institute of Fine Arts, Glasgow, 1955
  • NPTMG:1955.127



[58] Ceri Richards (1903 -1971)



Blue figures
  • Oil painting on canvas, 1949
  • Donated by the Contemporary Art Society, London, 1979
  • NPTMG:1979.154



[59] Evan Charlton (1904 -1984)

Hotel garden

  • Oil painting on board, 1968
  • Donated by the Contemporary Art Society for Wales, 1981
  • NPTMG:1981.36



[60] Stanley Lewis M.B.E (born 1905)



The Welsh Molecatcher
  • Oil painting on canvas, 1937
  • Purchased from the Royal Academy Summer Exhibition, 1937
  • NPTMG: 1937.62



[61] Elinor Bellingham-Smith (1906 -1988)



Girls by the river
  • Oil painting on canvas, 1948
  • Purchased from the Tredegar Workman’s Institute, 1980
  • NPTMG:1980.31



[62] Merlyn Evans (1910 -1973)



Tragic group: Victims of demolition in Finland, 1940
  • Tempera on board, 1940
  • Purchased from Margerie Evans
  • Grant aided by the Museums & Galleries Commission, 1984
  • NPTMG:1984.41



[63] Alfred Janes (1911 - 1999)



Mother and child
  • Oil painting on ply board, 1951
  • Donated by the Contemporary Art Society for Wales, 1951
  • NPTMG: 1951.47.4



[64] Thomas Rathmell (1912 - 1990)



The final touch
  • Oil painting on canvas, c.1950
  • Purchased from the artist through the Newport and Monmouthshire Art and Craft Society, 1950
  • NPTMG: 1950.103.1



[65] Thomas Rathmell (1912 -1990)



The picture wall
  • Oil painting on canvas, 1977
  • Purchased from Llantarnam Grange Arts Centre, 1977
  • NPTMG:1978.2



[66] Sir Lawrence Gowing (1918 -1991)



Nude
  • Oil painting on canvas
  • Donated by the Contemporary Art Society, London, 1947
  • NPTMG:1947.10.2



[67] Francis Newton Souza (1924 - 2002)



Nude with necklace
  • Oil paint on magazine cover, 1962
  • Purchased from Editions Graphiques, London, 1972
  • NPTMG:1972.66



[68] Craigie Aitchison (born 1926)



Mermaid
  • Oil painting on canvas, 1973
  • Donated by the Contemporary Art Society, London, 1983
  • NPTMG:1983.93



[69] Colin Jones (1928 - 1967)



Self Portrait
  • Oil painting on canvas, c. 1954
  • Donated by the artist’s mother, 1970
  • NPTMG: 1970.46



[70] Claudia Williams (born 1933)



Family by the sea
  • Oil painting on board, 1958
  • Donated by the Arts Council of Wales, 2002
  • NPTMG:2003.582



[71] John Selway (born 1937)

The Hunchback in the Park

  • Oil painting with wax, linseed oil and varnish, on canvas, 2001-2002
  • Donated by the artist, 2003
  • NPTMG: 2003.599



[72] Jack Crabtree (born 1938)



In the showers
  • Oil painting on canvas, 1978
  • Grant aided by the Museums & Galleries Commission, 1979
  • NPTMG:1979.100



[73] Harry Holland (born 1941)



Diane and Actæon
  • Oil painting on canvas, 1984
  • Grant aided by the Museums & Galleries Commission, 1985
  • NPTMG:1985.249



[74] Harry Holland (born 1941)



Photographer

  • Oil painting on board, 1984
  • Donated by the Contemporary Art Society, London, 2006
  • NPTMG:2006.3



[75] Harry Holland (born 1941)



Self-portrait
  • Oil on board, 1986/87
  • Purchased from Artsite Gallery, Bath
  • Grant aided by the Museums & Galleries Commission, 1987
  • NPTMG:1992.27



[76] Kevin Sinnott (born 1947)



Geometry lesson beach five
  • Oil painting on canvas, 1990s
  • Donated by the Contemporary Art Society for Wales, 2000
  • NPTMG: 2000.183
  • Detail view



[77] Gerda Roper (born 1949)

The foolish virgin

  • Oil painting on canvas, 1973
  • Purchased from the artist, 1976
  • NPTMG:1976.22



[78] Sara Rossberg (born 1952)



Self-portrait
  • Acrylic painting on canvas, 1987
  • Purchased from Jon Robson per Jill George Gallery, London
  • Grant aided by the Museums & Galleries Commission, 1997
  • NPTMG:1997.518


[79] Sarah Snazell (1965-1999)



Self-portrait with raven

  • Oil painting on canvas, 1992
  • On loan from Private Collection






[4] SCULPTURE 80-85



 

"The body always expresses the spirit whose envelope it is. And for him who can see, the nude offers the richest meaning" - Auguste Rodin

 

 

[80] Auguste Rodin (1840 -1917)



The kiss
  • Bronze, c.1897
  • Purchased from the Fine Art Society, London, 1944
  • NPTMG:1944.47



[81] Sir William Goscombe John R.A (1860 -1952)



The elf
  • Bronze, 1907
  • Purchased from the artist, 1926
  • NPTMG:1926.7



[82] Sir William Goscombe John R.A (1860 -1952)



Boy at play
  • Bronze, 1896
  • Purchased from the artist, 1926
  • NPTMG:1926.8



[83] Erica Lee (1898 -1980)








The nymph
  • Bronze, 1929
  • Purchased from the Walker Art Gallery Autumn Exhibition, Liverpool, 1929
  • NPTMG:1930.74.1



[84] James Wedgwood (fl.1930 -1950)



Ad infinitum
  • Portland stone, 1939
  • Purchased from the Royal Academy Summer Exhibition, 1939
  • NPTMG:1939.52



[85] Anthony Stevens (1928 - 2000)



Paradise garden
  • Bronze, 1995
  • Purchased from the artist, 1995
  • NPTMG: 1995.209




  


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