eight studies of women, mostly head studies; one 3/4 length--one waist length; one woman balancing a tray of fruit on head

Studies of Women, c. 1910-12

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The French artist Albert Besnard is perhaps best known in Minneapolis for the memorable sixth birthday party of his son that John Singer Sargent recorded in his masterpiece in the museum, The Birthday Party (Gallery 351). Besnard and his wife Charlotte Dubray, both artists, were friends of the American expatriate painter in Paris. Besnard was a successful painter and printmaker. He traveled widely-through northern Africa and India and this sketch sheet was probably executed during one of these journeys.

Details
Title
Studies of Women
Artist Life
1849–1934
Role
Artist
Accession Number
2009.53.54
Provenance
Paul Albert Besnard, Paris (until d. 1934); Besnard Atelier sale, Ader, Picard, Tajan, Drouot Rive Gauche, Salle 12, Paris, April 28, 1977, possibly no. 127, 5 drawings, for Fr 250; Joseph F. McCrindle, New York (until d. 2008); Joseph F. McCrindle Foundation (2008-2009); given to MIA, 2009.
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eight studies of women, mostly head studies; one 3/4 length--one waist length; one woman balancing a tray of fruit on head