Study of a Head
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.
- Artist: John Henry Twachtman, American, 1853-1902
- Medium: Pastel with touches of graphite on commercially prepared paperboard
- Dates: ca. 1888-1895
- Dimensions: 14 7/8 x 15 3/8 in. (37.8 x 39.1 cm) Framed: 22 7/8 x 16 7/8 in. (58.1 x 42.9 cm) (show scale)
- Signature: Signed lower left: "JHT"
- Collections:American Art
- Museum Location: This item is not on view
- Accession Number: 25.417
- Credit Line: Museum Surplus Fund
- Rights Statement: No known copyright restrictions
- Caption: 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
- Record Completeness: Best (83%)