Once over lightly, 1968

My grandmother loved the figure; however, this is the only known example of her figure drawing. Being the only girl in the family, I suspect my mother was the model (though it’s hard to tell, as the face is in that 60s style, with the upturned pixie nose – definitely not my mother’s nose!).

Lee Franclemont, 'Once over lightly', 1968, pastel on paper. Photo credit Kelise Franclemont. Private collection.

Lee Franclemont, ‘Once over lightly’, 1968, pastel on paper. Photo credit Kelise Franclemont. Private collection.

 

Reference:

Edgar Degas, “After the Bath”, 1883

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