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Catalog Number X1965.06.01
Title LOLA MONTEZ
Object Name Painting
Artist DeNiro, Robert
Dimensions H-13 W-13.875 inches
Medium Ink and Wash on Paper
Date no date
Notes A very simple portrait of Lola Montez (modern burlesque queen of San Francisco and early mining camps circa 1850's). Done in contour and thin ink wash, the subject stands torso turned away in a grey shirt of thin, broad wash. Her hands are draped over an object while she faces forward, gaze distant, looking off toward the upper left corner of the drawing. Arms, chest and head are gone over in a dark, direct line that adds definition. A portion of this line around the chin and neck has been overpainted to open the figure up. This portrait is more clearly defined than other DeNiro's that employ expressionistic, gestural brushwork.
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Abstract
Portrait
Art