Fewsmith (or Few Smith), Henry. (American 1821-1846) NUDE MALE FIGURE STUDY - PROFILE. Graphite on tan paper. Signed in pencil. 21 x 14 inches, framed to 32 1/2 x 23 inches. Handsomely framed in an early walnut frame with a brass plate engraved with the artist's name and dates. Henry Few Smith was from Philadelphia and worked there. He died at the age of 25, but had achieved enough of a reputation to be the subject of a biography, "Henry FewSmith: Philadelphia Artist (1821-1846)" by Maurice Browning Cramer (1941). Some spotting or liquid staining to the paper, mostly upper left, away from the image, and not detracting from the quality of the work.
Inventory # 11898