Sleeping Man with Apples

/ Sleeping Man with Apples

Sleeping Man with Apples

Michael Leonard, (British b.1933), Sleeping Man with Apples, 1996, Graphite pencil on paper, signed and dated with monogram (upper right), 19.5cm x 17.5cm (framed 50cm x 42cm).

Leonard is probably best known for his portrait of HM Queen Elizabeth (in yellow with her Corgi), in the National Portrait Gallery, London. The nude, particularly the male nude, has been a recurring theme in his work. Figures are usually on the move or in a state of transition but even when they are at rest, dynamism is provided by the design of the picture. £7,000.