07 January 2011

Faux-naïf

I had other plans for this evening, but for no particular reason I started leafing through a book on American Folk Portraits. My mind being occupied elsewhere (I was also listening to a fascinating lecture by Sam Harris on fora.tv), my hands got busy copying a portrait of Miss Rebecca Freese of Cairo Forge, New York. The original is by an unknown artist circa 1835.
Pencil and watercolour. 18cm x 12cm. Click to enlarge.
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