With this post I am starting a new category on the blog – Art In Museums. In it I will share art I find on museum websites that is worth sharing.
In a search to find interesting websites related to bridges, I stumbled on the website for the Crystal Bridges Museum Of American Art in Bentonville, Arkansas tonight (Saturday, November 9th, 2019 at around 7 p.m.). I began exploring one of it’s collections and I found this striking sketch of a male nude by John Trumbull drawn in circa 1798 that I think is great and would like to share for anyone interested to view it.
I have digitally enhanced the image above for better contrast over the original image. You can see the original image at Crystal Bridges Museum Of American Art by clicking here.
Info about the image below from the Crystal Bridges Museum Of American Art.
Male Nude from Behind
Artist: John Trumbull (1756 – 1843)
Date :ca. 1798
Dimensions: 22 x 14 1/2 in. (55.9 x 36.8 cm)
Framed: 38 1/2 x 30 3/4 x 2 in. (97.8 x 78.1 x 5.1 cm)
Medium: Chalk, charcoal, and graphite on blue paper
Credit Line: Crystal Bridges Museum of American Art, Bentonville, Arkansas, Gift of John Driscoll, 2007.174
Inscriptions: recto, l.c.: Drawing by Trumbull
verso: Drawing by John Trumbull / Purchased by C.A. III (?) 1896 From the B. (?) Collection [indistinct]
verso, u.c., numbered and circled: 112