Paul Robeson (1898-1976); verso: unfinished sketch of same sitter

Object Number: 
1947.212
Date: 
c. 1944
Medium: 
Black ink and watercolor; brown ink and wash, charcoal, and touches of white gouache on heavy paper
Dimensions: 
Overall: 22 x 27 1/2 in. ( 55.9 x 69.9 cm )
Marks: 
signature: lower right: "Enit Kaufman"
Inscriptions: 
Signed at lower right in black ink: "Enit Kaufman"
Description: 
Portrait
Gallery Label: 
In this portrait sketch it appears that Robeson may be wearing the costume and beard of his famous role of Othello which he performed in New York City in 1943-44.
Credit Line: 
Gift of Enit Kaufman
Provenance: 
Enit Kaufman and Dorothy Canfield Fisher, American Portraits (New York: Henry Holt and Company, 1946)
Due to ongoing research, information about this object is subject to change.
Creative: Tronvig Group