Untitled (Head of a Man Wearing a Turban)Artist(s)Object Creation Date1802-1825Medium & Supportpen, ink, and pencil on wove paperDimensions
12 1/4 in x 10 3/4 in (31.12 cm x 27.31 cm);11 1/2 in x 10 in (29.21 cm x 25.4 cm);6 in x 5 in (15.24 cm x 12.7 cm)Credit LineJoseph F. McCrindle CollectionSubject matter
The drawing, perhaps an informal portrait, depicts a man whose features suggest his European origins. He wears, however, a turban and collar that indicate travels abroad, perhaps to India. The style of the drawing has been associated with the work of George Chinnery, a London-born painter who lived in India from 1802 until 1825 before relocating to China.Physical Description
This sketch depicts a man in profile, facing toward his right. He wears a turban and an elaborate collar. On the verso is pasted a small print of James Barry's painting "The Distribution of Premiums in the Society of Arts", originally part of a series "The Progress of Human Culture" painted between 1777 and 1784. The print is smaller and more simplified than the official print Barry made after his painting published in 1792, and probably came from a book. Primary Object Classification Drawing Primary Object TypestudyCollection AreaWesternRights
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