Benedikt F. Dolbin

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Benedikt F. Dolbin
Portrait sketch of Richard Strauss
20th century
Pencil on paper.
11 1/4 x 8 3/4 inches (285 x 221 mm)
Purchased on the Cary Fund.
1974.42:70
Inscription: 

Signed in pencil at lower right 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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