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Study of Female Head (Psyche?)
Study of Female Head (Psyche?)
Artist:
Date:
19th century
Location:
Not on display
Century:
Media:
Charcoal With Stumping And Black Chalk, Heightened With White Chalk On Tan Antique Laid Paper Flecked With Brown And Dark Gray Fibers.
Dimensions:
21.8 x 18.4 cm (sheet)
Department:
Object Type:
Country:
Continent:
Europe
Provenance:

Berniker, Achenbach (1948), gift to AFGA.

Accession Number:
1963.30.18411
Acquisition Date:
1963-04-09
Credit Line:

Achenbach Foundation for Graphic Arts

Woman’s head and neck gazing at dragonfly three inches from her nose.

STUDY OF A FEMALE HEAD, PSYCHE, profile of a classic Greek or Roman female, hair ringed perfectly framing her face, rest of it tied back neatly, looks upon a butterfly or dragonfly (some sort of small winged creature), follows it with her eyes, voluptuous lips slightly parted as she concentrates on the creature before her.