Today’s my birthday and I thought I’d offer you something different: a special treat. Since the last variation was abstracted to the point I did not want to go any futher, I decided to do this realistically. All of a sudden I saw the scenery of Déjeuner sur l’herbe in front of me and in stead of the bathing woman I saw Batseba (Hendrickje Stoffels by Rembrandt) and one thing lead to another: La Belle Ferronière by Leonardo da Vinci and Malle Balle by Frans Hals. Hence this drawing.
The Manet scene is reversed so the pointing man is on the left side. The other way round disturbed the composition too much. People who know me recognize the pointing man.
It is in de hands of an American collector these days.
Graphite pencil drawing (Sakura 0.5 mm, 3B) on Winsor & Newton Bristol paper (21 x 29.7 x 0.1 cm) – A4 format)
Artist: Corné Akkers
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