Arthur B. Davies
In keeping with his early oil paintings, Arthur B. Davies rendered this idealized figure subject within a shadowy and broadly defined landscape setting and worked the surface heavily, densely building up the layers of pastel. This effect of density is further enhanced by his use of a black watercolor ground.
Pastel applied both wet and dry over black watercolor with touches of crayon or colored pencil
12 x 9 1/16 in. (30.5 x 23 cm)
frame: 22 7/8 × 16 7/8 × 1 15/16 in. (58.1 × 42.9 × 4.9 cm) (show scale)
Signed lower left: "A.B. Davies"
Gift of Frank L. Babbott
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Arthur B. Davies (American, 1862-1928). Cherubian Children, 1900. Pastel applied both wet and dry over black watercolor with touches of crayon or colored pencil, 12 x 9 1/16 in. (30.5 x 23 cm). Brooklyn Museum, Gift of Frank L. Babbott, 24.246 (Photo: Brooklyn Museum, 24.246_PS2.jpg)
overall, 24.246_PS2.jpg. Brooklyn Museum photograph, 2006
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