Study of a Head
John Henry Twachtman
Like Thomas Wilmer Dewing, John Henry Twachtman found pastel to be a medium sympathetic to his own preference for subtly suggestive rather than firmly defined forms. Guided here by some restrained passages of pencil outline, he described his model’s head using areas of delicately blended tones and economically touched highlights.
Pastel with touches of graphite on commercially prepared paperboard
14 7/8 x 15 3/8 in. (37.8 x 39.1 cm)
frame: 22 7/8 × 16 3/4 × 2 in. (58.1 × 42.5 × 5.1 cm) (show scale)
Signed lower left: "JHT"
Museum Surplus Fund
This item is not on view
John Henry Twachtman (American, 1853-1902). Study of a Head, ca. 1888-1895. Pastel with touches of graphite on commercially prepared paperboard, 14 7/8 x 15 3/8 in. (37.8 x 39.1 cm). Brooklyn Museum, Museum Surplus Fund, 25.417 (Photo: Brooklyn Museum, 25.417_PS2.jpg)
overall, 25.417_PS2.jpg. Brooklyn Museum photograph, 2006
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