Leon Underwood (1890 - 1975):
Crouching Nude, 1925
Unframed (ref: 9988)
7 x 5 4/5 in. (17.8 x 14.8 cm)
Provenance: Given by Underwood to Margaret Bruce, (1909-98); Simon Lawrence since 1989; privae collection 2017
This original woodblock was given by Underwood to Margaret Bruce (1909-98), his studio assistant. Bruce trained at the Glasgow School of Art, 1928-32, and in the following year enrolled at the Brook Green School of Art; two years after this she became ‘studio stooge’, ie studio assistant, to Leon Underwood, and worked there until WW2, maintaining a friendship with him for the rest of his life.
We are grateful to Simon Lawrence for assistance