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Whitney Western Art Museum

Makers
Fechin, Nicolai Ivanovich
Descriptions
pencil and charcoal on paper with white chalk
Names
Drawing 735
Subjects
Other 266 Portrait 154
Date:
ca. 1930's
Dimensions:
sight height: 15 in, sight width: 13 in, Frame height: 27.25 in, Frame width: 23.5 in
Title:
Pawnee Bill
Credit Line:
Gift of Carman H. Messmore by exchange.
Gloss:
Fechin, who was academically trained in Russia, mastered the use of charcoal in his sensitive portraits. He used the tip to make an outline, which he softened by smudging or overdrawing. He used the side of the stick for modeling the features of the face and added highlights with white chalk.
Inscription:
LR: N.F.
Remarks:
Provenance: Traded Albert Bierstadt, SUNSET OVER LAKE TAHOE, with Bertram Elkind, Beverly Hills, CA for the Nicolai Fechin, Pawnee Bill. see 30.61.
Accession Number:
116.67

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