Medium: Charcoal on parchment paper
Dimensions: 37 x 25 1/4 in. (94 x 64.1 cm) irregular
Credit Line: THE DOROTHY AND HERBERT VOGEL COLLECTION: FIFTY WORKS FOR FIFTY STATES, a joint initiative of the Trustees of the Dorothy and Herbert Vogel Collection and the National Gallery of Art, with generous support of the National Endowment for the Arts and the Institute of Museum and Library Services, 2008
About: This untitled drawing appears to be a study for Mother and Child Reading (1985, private collection). The final version is a tondo--a circular painting--with a landscape scene in the background. Will Barnet, well known for his paintings and drawings, creates narratives in tight, linear compositions in a style the artist refers to as "clear-edge." Often these calm, quiet works focus on the family, single figures, or small groupings.
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