Medium: Charcoal on paper

Signature: Signed and dated lower right

Dimensions: 17in. h x 11.25in. w

Description:

Wilcox was also adept in capturing a person's essence, as is seen in examples from his life drawing courses. One notable model was Antonio Corsi. An Italian-born artist's model and silent-film actor, Corsi was a celebrity in the first part of the twentieth century, posing frequently for John Singer Sargent, Edward Burne-Jones, and Frederic Leighton. Wilcox easily captures Corsi's celebrated "exotic" features and brooding expressions in both pencil and watercolor. Wilcox stated "Corsi developed in the classes a record high for esprit-de-corps, which has never since then been duplicated." 

Catalog #10

Type of Work: Drawings

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