Diederich, William Hunt (American, born Hungary, 1884-1953). SILHOUETTE OF A GREEK ARCHER ON HORSEBACK. Black paper cutout mounted on cream-colored paper, circa 1920. Signed in pencil. Image about 6 1/2 x 8 1/2 inches, plus ample margins. A few losses to the curved grasses under the horse, else in very good condition. The image depicts a highly stylized horse in full gallop, with the helmeted rider facing backward, his curved bow held out as he reaches toward his quiver of arrows. This is Diederich at his best: art deco stylization, sense of movement, and fineness of lines. An exceptional example of this artist's work. The ink drawing which was the basis for this cut-out was used as the cover illustration for the Diederich exhibition at the Wigmore Gallery, New York, NY, in 2005. Diederich was the grandson of William Morris Hunt.
Inventory # 11981