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Carlton (American 20th Century) Original Drawing "Water From The Well"
I really enjoy the artwork that Carlton created with natives as the subject matter. They are subtle and genuine in their projection of native life. The use of a deep and very vivid India ink along with the familiar pen and ink that Carlton has used more frequently is a very nice inclusion. It has been used as emphasis on the sleeves, perhaps to call attention to the physical act of drawing the water. The use on his face underscores his anonymity, perhaps making him every working man. And the use in the top back of the well could be the hint of further space; even possibly infinity. I have found a great deal in the artwork of the mysterious Carlton, and have enjoyed them greatly.
Medium: Mixed Media. Pen and Ink and India Ink.
Size: 11" by 14". (The actual center image is approximately 8 1/4" by 4 1/2".
Signed: "Carlton" lower right.
Condition: Very Good. Small crease low left corner. Smudge at right margin edge about 2/3 down.
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