Benedikt F. Dolbin

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Benedikt F. Dolbin
Portrait sketch of Heitor Villa-Lobos
1951 or 1957
Pencil on paper.
11 1/2 x 9 9/16 inches (293 x 244 mm)
Purchased on the Cary Fund.
1974.42:77
Inscription: 

Inscribed by the artist in pencil at upper left, "Villa-Lobos", signed at lower left with initial "D", and dated "1951 [or 1957]".

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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