[Unfinished drawing/painting: Woman on toilet]

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[Unfinished drawing/painting: Woman on toilet]


Portrait drawing--United States--20th century. [LCSH]
Women in art [LCSH]


Aerial drawing and unfinished painting on watercolor paper depicting a female sitting on a toilet looking down into the bowl from her perspective. The female figure is visible from the stomach down to the feet (although only her left foot is visible). Her stomach is covered by a shirt, but she is otherwise nude, with her underwear stretched between her ankles. A figure in a rowboat appears in the toilet bowl between her thighs; the figure's gender cannot be determined. The person in the rowboat is holding two oars and sitting in the middle of the boat. The bow of the boat is pointed at approximately eight o'clock, toward the left thigh of the figure on the toilet and the stern is partially obscured by the vulva of the person the toilet. The only part of the work that is painted is the seat of the toilet, which is black. There is no obviously intended orientation for viewing this art--here it's shown with in a landscape orientation, but it could just as logically be viewed in portrait orientation, and there's no signature from the artist to offer a contextual clue, either. The paper is light to medium weight with a rougher texture than much of the other watercolor papers used throughout this collection.


Gillett, Janice




All rights held by Acacia Williams


Medium: pencil and watercolor on watercolor paper
Extent: 38 x 28.4 cm


Physical object




Gillett, Janice, “[Unfinished drawing/painting: Woman on toilet],” Wayne State University - School of Information Sciences, accessed May 22, 2024, https://waynestateu.omeka.net/items/show/774.