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Study for The Rock

A work made of charcoal with brown chalk, with stumping on ivory wove paper, tipped on tannish-gray wove paper.

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  • A work made of charcoal with brown chalk, with stumping on ivory wove paper, tipped on tannish-gray wove paper.

Date:

1943/48

Artist:

Peter Blume
American, born Russia, 1906-1992

About this artwork

The Russian-born artist Peter Blume employed the Renaissance technique of making drawings and multiple small-scale paintings in preparation for his large finished compositions. This drawing, given to the museum by the artist in the 1960s, is one of many studies for the Art Institute’s painting The Rock (1956.338). Taken as a group, the studies for the painting demonstrate the artist’s working method and show the progression of The Rock from an idea to the finished painting.

Status

Currently Off View

Department

Prints and Drawings

Artist

Peter Blume

Title

Study for The Rock

Place

United States (Artist's nationality)

Date

1933–1948

Medium

Charcoal with brown chalk, with stumping on ivory wove paper, tipped on tannish-gray wove paper

Dimensions

20.5 × 26.1 cm (8 1/8 × 10 5/16 in.)

Credit Line

Gift of Peter Blume

Reference Number

1964.1177

Extended information about this artwork

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