John Kavanagh / Portrait of an Old Man / c. 1884John Kavanagh
Portrait of an Old Man
c. 1884

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Creator Name: Kavanagh, John
Creator Nationality: North American; American
Creator Role: Artist
Creator Dates/Places: 1827 - 1908
Gender: M
Creator Name-CRT: John Kavanagh
Title: Portrait of an Old Man
Title Type: Primary
View: Full View
Creation Start Date: 1882
Creation End Date: 1886
Creation Date: c. 1884
Object Type: Drawings and Watercolors
Materials and Techniques: charcoal; framing line in graphite (lower margin)
Dimensions: Sheet: 49cm x 38.7cm
AMICA Contributor: The Cleveland Museum of Art
Owner Location: Cleveland, Ohio, USA
ID Number: 1944.8
Credit Line: Gift of Mrs. A. J. Weatherhead
Context: This charcoal study by the Cleveland-based artist John Kavanagh shows the dramatic use of contrasting light and shade (chiaroscuro) and the detailed modeling favored by students at the Royal Academy in Munich, where the artist studied in the early 1880s.
AMICA ID: CMA_.1944.8
AMICA Library Year: 1999
Media Metadata Rights: Copyright, The Cleveland Museum of Art

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