Saturday, December 26, 2015

New Quirk Pastel Artwork Surfaces and Acquired by Astute Collector

A pastel portrait by Quirk has surfaced in Plymouth Meeting, Pennsylvania and we are seeking to learn more details about it and its history.

The seller described it as a portrait of a 1950's gentleman in a 3-piece suit, smoking a cigarette. It is executed in light burgundy on black artist paper, creating the effect of the subject coming out of the shadows.

Pastel Portrait by Francis Quirk
Francis J. Quirk  Pastel Portrait of a Gentleman 1951

Here is a close up of the signature.

Francis Quirk Pastel Portrait Signature
Francis Quirk Signature
We also are seeking better images... If/when we obtain them, we will share them with you.