This ink-wash drawing by Henri is highly suggestive of the works of James McNeill Whistler and of the Japanese prints that inspired him. While teaching at the Women’s School of Design in Philadelphia in 1893, Henri served as host to the noted Japanese artist and lecturer Beisen Kubota, who gave a demonstration of quick-sketch brush-and-ink technique. For a brief period after meeting Kubota, John Sloan and Henri carried around a brush and bottle of ink to make on-the-spot sketches.
Brown ink and graphite on off-white, medium thick, smooth wove paper
Sheet: 9 1/4 x 8 3/8 in. (23.5 x 21.3 cm) (show scale)
Dick S. Ramsay Fund
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Robert Henri (American, 1865-1929). Philadelphia Bridge, 1894. Brown ink and graphite on off-white, medium thick, smooth wove paper, Sheet: 9 1/4 x 8 3/8 in. (23.5 x 21.3 cm). Brooklyn Museum, Dick S. Ramsay Fund, 62.87 (Photo: Brooklyn Museum, 62.87_bw_SL1.jpg)
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