Precious Ointment

John Copley, 1875 - 1950



Precious Ointment

John Copley 1875 - 1950

Summary

An emaciated male figure is seated at the centre foreground facing to the right. Behind him to the left a naked woman with long loose hair is standing and looking down at him. She is holding a small jar in her right hand. There is a table to the right with a pitcher, a plate and a loaf of bread on it. To the right edge is a small group of men, shadowy and indistinct.


Object Name

Precious Ointment

Creators Name

John Copley

Date Created

1923

Dimensions

print: 34.3cm x 30.2cm
support: 47cm x 38cm

accession number

1931.118

Place of creation

England

Support

paper

Medium

ink (black)

Legal

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