Nude Dressing

1945
Eldzier Cortor (American, 1916–2015)


Dimensions

Sheet: 35.6 x 25.4 cm (14 x 10 in.)

Accession Number

2007.250

Medium or Technique

Pen and black ink on paper

On View

Frances Vrachos Gallery (Gallery 144)

Collections

Americas, Prints and Drawings

Classifications

Drawings

This drawing, closely related to the nude in his painting Room No. V, exhibits Cortor’s characteristic elongation of the female figure, describing an elegant arc from nape to fingertips. Dense networks of scratched pen lines coalesce to create volumetric form, while reserved areas of the light brown paper suggest highlights on the woman’s breasts, torso, and sheer stocking.

Provenance

The Artist; from the artist to the parents of Vivian Bridaham, Bozeman, MT; by descent to Bridaham; December 8, 1992, sold by Bridaham to George Wein, New York, NY; gift of George Wein to the MFA (Accession Date: March 21, 2007)

Credit Line

Gift of the George and Joyce Wein Collection

Copyright

© Eldzier Cortor; Courtesy of Michael Rosenfeld Gallery, LLC, New York, NY