Study Sheet

Study Sheet

c. 1870-80

Alfred Dehodencq

(French, 1822-1882)

Pen and dark brown ink, watercolor with graphite on lightweight wove paper

Sheet: 18.5 x 22 cm (7 5/16 x 8 11/16 in.)

Bequest of Muriel Butkin 2018.1060

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Dehodencq used drawing as a means to record his travels throughout France, Spain, and Morocco.

Description

Alfred Dohodencq was a prolific draftsman, often combining multiple sketches on a single page as seen here. At right, an intimate sketch of a boy—perhaps the artist’s son—appears in watercolor, alongside a cavalier drawn in pen and ink. Over the man and his horse, the artist lightly penciled in a face with closed eyes, perhaps reusing the sheet for another composition.

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