Artist lay figure
Beechwood, textile, papier mache and metal
1550 mm (Height)
Place of origin
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Packwood House, Warwickshire (Accredited Museum)
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This dressed mannequin was originally an artists lay figure, and could be posed for artists to draw when a life model was unavailable. she is made of wood with a papier-mache head and a wig. She now sits in a sedan chair and has been beautifully dressed.
Mannequin, or more specifically, an artist's lay figure. Jointed and articulated life size female figure of wood and padding, with detachable head of painted papier mache and attached wig.