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  Thomas Hovenden   (1840-1895)

 
  THE OLD SHAVER, 1887. Signed in pencil, on simili Japan paper. With remarque of shaving mug and brush. The model was Archie Lane; see Terhune, Yount & Woods, Thomas Hovenden: American Painter of Hearth and Homeland, Woodmere Art Museum, Philadelphia, 1995, p. 26 and p.33, n. 24. Hovendenís etching is nearly the same size as his painting of this subject. Hovenden, a Philadelphia artist, was one of the few American artists who depicted dignified and honest images of African-Americans in the 19th century.
 
 
  Etching: plate, 23 x 17; image, 19 1/2 x 13 3/4 inches. SOLD.
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