Drawing shows two privates, John Minihan of Rockford,
Illinois on the right, and Sal de George of Manhattan on the left,
kneeling to operate a machine gun from their dugout during the American
offensive on Mt. Austen during the World War II Battle of Guadalcanal.
Sketch shows American soldiers in a jeep, seen from the rear,
as they travel down the road to Kokumbona on Guadalcanal island, past
abandoned Japanese field pieces during the World War II Battle of
A handbook for artists comprising the study of the proportion and
action of the horse as compared to man, by Lewis S. Brown is an amazing
labor of love by an artist who was inspired by the juxtaposition of the
skeletons of a horse and of a man at the American Museum of Natural
History in New York City. He worked on it for seventeen years doing
extensive research into the anatomy, proportions and movement of horse
and man and eventually published it in 1948.
According to the Clark Institute, in the painting "a group of nymphs have been surprised, while bathing in a secluded pond, by a lascivious satyr.
Some of the nymphs have retreated into the shadows on the right;
others, braver than their friends, are trying to dampen the satyr's
ardor by pulling him into the cold water -- one of the satyr's hooves is
already wet and he clearly wants to go no further. Bouguereau’s working
methods were traditional; he made a number of sketches and drawings of
carefully posed human figures in complicated interconnected poses,
linking them together in this wonderfully rhythmical composition.".......from wikipedia
Roman Head (So-Called Head of Emperor Vitellius)
Charcoal, heightened with white chalk, on blue paper faded to brown
13 1/16 x 9 13/16 inches (333 x 249 mm.)
This drawing depicts a Roman portrait bust sent to Venice by Cardinal
Domenico Grimani and exhibited in the Ducal Palace from 1525 to 1593.
Traditionally it was thought to represent the Roman emperor Vitellius,
famous for his indolence and gluttony. A plaster cast of this antique
sculpture was documented in Tintoretto's studio.
About twenty studies of this bust by Tintoretto and his pupils are
known. The present version portrays the head from a low vantage point,
emphasizing the massive neck and jowls, with vigorous parallel hatching
and sharp highlights making the figure look particularly alive and
Ray Patterson’s career in animation spanned seven decades. He was responsible for the animation of Jerry Mouse dancing with Gene Kelly in Anchors Aweigh as well as animation for Dumbo and the "Pastoral" sequence of Fantasia. In 1954 he formed his own studio Grantray-Lawrence and he worked at Hanna-Barbera and Sanrio Productions as well.
Today, his family is sharing some of his earliest work with us… Ray
began as an inker in 1929 at the Charles Mintz Screen Gems studio,
working on Krazy Kat and Scrappy cartoons. By 1930, he had worked his
way up to a position as animator. Here are some rare sketches and model
sheets from his tenure there… Enjoy!
52 preparatory drawings for woodblock prints and paintings,
originally mounted in album. With pentimenti. Red and black ink on
paper. Inscribed and signed. Miscellaneous subjects, including: 3: Empress Jingu leading invasion of Korea from series 'Concise Illustrated History of Great Japan' 6: Emperor Gotoba in boat from series 'Concise Illustrated History of Great Japan' 9: Useugi Kenshin and blind biwa player 13a: Carps and wisteria 13b: Strong Woman Oiko of Takashima 50: Female ghost 51: Street performers 52: Bathhouse attendant
Study drawing shows the nude allegorical figure of "Botany"
for the painting, The sciences, in the south end lunette of the
Southwest Gallery in the Library of Congress' Jefferson Building. A grid
covers the drawing.