Portrait of Minnie Clark
J. Carroll Beckwith
In his tender portrait of Minnie Clark, J. Carroll Beckwith focused attention on his sitter’s graceful beauty and direct gaze by rendering her facial features in greater detail than the sketchy forms of her dress and the setting. Clark, a legendary artist’s model and close friend of Beckwith, also sat for Charles Dana Gibson (see Gibson’s drawing on display nearby).
Charcoal and pastel on blue-fibered, medium-weight, moderately textured laid paper
sheet: 22 3/8 x 18 1/4 in. (56.8 x 46.4 cm)
frame: 28 1/2 × 32 1/2 × 1 3/4 in. (72.4 × 82.6 × 4.4 cm) (show scale)
Signed in charcoal, upper left: "CARROLL BECKWITH"
Gift of J. Carroll Beckwith
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J. Carroll Beckwith (American, 1852-1917). Portrait of Minnie Clark, ca. 1890s. Charcoal and pastel on blue-fibered, medium-weight, moderately textured laid paper, sheet: 22 3/8 x 18 1/4 in. (56.8 x 46.4 cm). Brooklyn Museum, Gift of J. Carroll Beckwith, 17.127 (Photo: Brooklyn Museum, 17.127_IMLS_PS4.jpg)
overall, 17.127_IMLS_PS4.jpg. Brooklyn Museum photograph
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