Benedikt F. Dolbin

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Benedikt F. Dolbin
Portrait sketch of Richard Strauss
ca. 1926-1927
Pen and black ink over pencil on paper.
9 x 11 15/16 inches (228 x 303 mm)
Purchased on the Cary Fund.
1974.42:69
Inscription: 

Inscribed by the artist in pencil at verso: "Richard Strauss with Hugo von Hofmannsthal around a coffee house table at Salzburg / (ca 1926/27)".

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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