Harold Speed 1872-1957. British School. Red Chalk Study of a standing nude. Possibly a preparatory study for "April" 1899. 33 by 52 cms. Image. 55 by 76 cms overall framed.
Harold Speed studied at the Royal Academy between 1891–1896, where he was awarded a travel scholarship in 1893. In 1896, he was elected as a member of the Royal Society of Portrait Painters. Speed’s instruction manuals, which combine pragmatic advice with reflection on the meaning of artistic practice, have long been considered valuable resources for artists and editions of ‘The Practice and Science of Drawing’ (1913) remain in print today.