The Model Suzy
Oil on canvas
canvas: 30 x 38 in. ( 76.2 x 96.5 cm ) frame: 34 3/4 x 42 3/4 in. ( 88.3 x 108.6 cm )
Suzie, asleep, sits facing right. She wears a large hat, blue and red; her heavy body, nude but for stockings and shoes, is partially covered by an open red dressing gown. To her left on a covered table is a tell-tale bottle of wine.
The Art Students League is a century-old institution, at which many well- and lesser-known professional artists, as well as dedicated amateurs, have studied. Suzie's long-term connection as a favored model, frequently depicted by both students and teachers at the League, links her to the near-legendary history of the institution.
Gift of Joan Gubin Tolchin
Due to ongoing research, information about this object is subject to change.