[Ink drawing: Study of a hand]

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[Ink drawing: Study of a hand]


Pen drawing, American--United States. [LCSH]
Pen drawing--20th century. [LCSH]
Hand in art [LCSH]


Black and white pen ink drawing of a left hand and wrist. This may be based on the artist's hand, but that is not certain. The hand is formed into a fist, with the thumb on the outside. Either the second knuckles are visible on the little finger and what looks to be the middle finger or there is something clutched in the fist; it is not clear. The thin and somewhat bony wrist emerges from a sleeve (only the very end of which is visible) with a cuff. The artist has either employed shading with hatching or scribbling, or is perhaps drawing a werewolf's hand and the lines represent hair; either is possible. The artist has signed the drawing "J. Gillett" over the end of the sleeve and part of the cuff. There are a couple of small pink stains--perhaps from a red ink pen-- in the bottom left corner, as well as a faint blue smudge about ten centimeters from the bottom of the paper, in line with the sleeve. The bottom left corner is creased as though it were once folded over and the top left and right corners are also slightly creased, though less so. There is a slight protrusion on the paper in the shape of a square, about 2.5 x 2.5 cm, just right of the blue smudge, as though the paper was once set on a small, square object and then weighted down with something. The paper is translucent and has the texture and feel of a lightweight construction paper.


Gillett, Janice




All rights held by Acacia Williams


Medium: ink on paper
Extent: 21.2 x 25 cm


Physical object




Gillett, Janice, “[Ink drawing: Study of a hand],” Wayne State University - School of Information Sciences, accessed November 29, 2023, https://waynestateu.omeka.net/items/show/531.