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Study for the Collectors

Accession Number
2008/2.220

Title
Study for the Collectors

Artist(s)
Will Barnet

Object Creation Date
1977

Medium & Support
pencil on paper

Dimensions
19 1/16 x 24 in. (48.4 x 60.9 cm)

Credit Line
The Dorothy and Herbert Vogel Collection: Fifty Works for Fifty States, a joint initiative of the Trustees of the Dorothy and Herbert Vogel Collection and the Nation Gallery of Art, with generous support from the National Endowment for the Arts and the Institute for Museum and Library Services

Label copy
Will Barnet
United States, born 1911
Study for the Collectors
1977
Pencil on paper
2008/2.220

Subject matter
This study for a portrait of the art collectors Dorothy and Herb Vogel shows them in profile from the shoulders up, facing left.

Physical Description
Study for a portrait of the Vogels, with Herbert in the foreground and Dorothy visible behind him to the left. Line drawing in pencil with erasure marks. The portrait is sketched out in a square drawn on the sheet, and signed in the lower right corner. Notes to himself include: “Dot & Herb position?” (lower left corner), “proportion & lining up of the chins, eyes” (upper right corner).

Primary Object Classification
Drawing

Primary Object Type
study

Collection Area
Modern and Contemporary

Rights
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Keywords
couples
double portraits
husbands
life drawings
men (male humans)
portraits
preliminary sketches (sketches)
preparatory drawings
profiles (figures)
sketches
wives
women (female humans)
working drawings

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