Benedikt F. Dolbin

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Benedikt F. Dolbin
Portrait Sketches of Musicians
20th century
Various media, many in pencil, on paper.
various dimensions: smallest, 6 1/4 x 8 1/4 inches (158 x 210 mm); largest, 13 13/16 x 10 3/4 inches (273 x 350 mm)
Purchased on the Cary Music Fund.

Watermarks: various.
Included are likenesses of most of the leading composers, conductors, and instrumentalists of the first half of the twentieth century, among them Bartok, Bernstein, Ives, Mahler, Milhaud, Rachmaninoff, Ravel, and Stravinsky; all were done from life, and many appeared in Musical America; many signed and dated.

Mrs. Ellen Dolbin, the artist's widow.
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