Eye Candy for Today: Adolph Menzel graphite drawing

Carl John Arnold, Adolph Menzel, pencil drawing
Carl John Arnold, Adolph Menzel

In the Morgan Library and Museum, use Zoom tab or download link.

Menzel gives us a superbly adept rendering in pencil. The drawing feels at once finished and casual.

Either the subject had a large head, or Menzel — after focusing on the portrait — compressed the figure somewhat to fit it on the paper.

Beautiful, nonetheless.