Eye Candy for Today: Florence Rodway charcoal and chalk portrait

Portrait of a woman, Florence Rodway
Portrait of a woman, Florence Rodway

Link is to zoomable vdersion on Google Art Project; downloadable file on Wikimedia Commons; original is in the National Gallery of Art, Australia.

Charcoal and chalk on paper, roughly 23 x 18 inches (58 x 46 cm).

This forceful but sensitive portrait drawing by 19th century Australian artist Florence Rodway is a tour-de-force in soft edges.

 
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4 Replies to “Eye Candy for Today: Florence Rodway charcoal and chalk portrait”

  1. FLORENCE ALINE RODWAY (1881-1971), painter and pastellist, was born on 1 1 November 1881 at Hobart, daughter of Leonard Rodway, a dentist and botanist, and Louisa Susan, nee Phillips, but who is the model, please?

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