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Item Details
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Culture
Germany, 19th century
Title
Bust of a Woman, Seen from Behind
Work Type
Drawing
Date
1893
Material
graphite (carpenter's pencil), with stumping
cream(2) wove paper perimeter mounted to a false margin of cream(2) wove paper
Measurements
Sheet: 41.4 x 28.9 cm (16 5/16 x 11 3/8 in.); Secondary Support: 53.3 x 39.2 cm (21 x 15 7/16 in.)
Description
In the last two decades of his life, Menzel executed numerous studies of heads of models. Here tonal gradations, from velvety blacks to the palest gray, create a rich effect. The immediacy of the image-the illuminated profile with a mouth slightly open-suggests how the artist captured a fleeting moment. Such drawings are, as the artist wrote, "true to nature" without "being copied from nature with fearful exactitude."
signed, center left, in graphite: a.m. [underlined] / 93.
Repository
Cleveland, Ohio, USA
Collection: DR - German
Department: Drawings
Provenance: [Hazlitt, Gooden & Fox, New York].
Purchase from the J. H. Wade Fund
Accession Number
Source
Image and original data from The Cleveland Museum of Art
License
Use of this image is in accordance with the applicable Terms & Conditions
File Properties
File Name
1994.103_full.tif
SSID
24620426

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