Study for 'The Bathers' pencil 28 x 16.5 cm. (11 x 6 1/2 in.)
PROVENANCE: Collection Sadie McKee (John Luke's sister) Thence by descent
The painting, The Bathers, was painted in 1929 and is illustrated in John Hewitt's monograph on Luke (p.11). It is one of his earliest recorded paintings (present whereabouts unknown). The present work is a study for the main figure who is wearing a bathing costume in the finished painting.