[Portrait of a man in brown felt tipped pen]

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[Portrait of a man in brown felt tipped pen]


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


Portrait of a man on paper done with a brown, felt tipped pen using the method of contour drawing. The man is staring straight at the viewer. Only his head is pictured. His expression is serious, but largely neutral. The man has short hair and a rectangular face. Only his left ear (the right, from the viewer's perspective) is drawn. His chin is square, although there is evidence that it was originally drawn as cleft. His nose is straight, his lips are neither thin nor full, and his eyebrows slightly bushy. The paper itself is yellowed with age, and would have come from a drawing pad as the tabs are largely still intact along the top of the page. It is quite translucent and thin. The paper has been torn into an irregular shape.


Gillett, Janice




All rights held by Acacia Williams


Medium: felt tip pen on drawing paper
Extent: 30.6 x 22.2 cm (Both measures are approximate as paper is very irregular; measurements represent the greatest extent in both dimensions.)


Physical object




Gillett, Janice, “[Portrait of a man in brown felt tipped pen],” Wayne State University - School of Information Sciences, accessed April 20, 2024, https://waynestateu.omeka.net/items/show/552.