Benedikt F. Dolbin

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Benedikt F. Dolbin
Portrait sketch of Leos Janácěk
20th century
Pencil on paper.
9 9/16 x 7 3/8 inches (243 x 187 mm)
Purchased on the Cary Fund.
1974.42:37
Inscription: 

Inscribed by the artist in pencil at lower left, "B F", at lower right "Janácěk", signed at left below composition with initial "D".

Provenance: 
Mrs. Ellen Dolbin (d. 1974), the artist's widow.
Notes: 

One of 86 portrait sketches of musicians including the likenesses of most of the leading composers, conductors, and instrumentalists of the first half of the twentieth century. All were done from life, and many appeared in Musical America.

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