Benedikt F. Dolbin

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Benedikt F. Dolbin
Portrait sketch of Richard Strauss
20th century
Pencil on paper.
11 3/16 x 8 13/16 inches (284 x 224 mm)
Purchased on the Cary Fund.
1974.42:71
Inscription: 

Inscribed by the artist in pencil at upper left, "Richard Strauss", and signed at lower right with initial "D"; printers' markings in ball point pen on recto and verso.

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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