The first is a sketch for a later portrait that we have not found. It is interesting to see how he is thinking of how the face fits in with the background and the tool in his hands. In some ways the older gentlemen (possibly a farmer) could be seen as fitting into the same genre as "The Summer Pastor."
|Sketch for a painting by Francis J. Quirk|
|Water Color Study for Portrait by Francis Quirk.|
Next we have two pastel sketches of two boys heads in profile. They were studies for the oil painting of the boys at the shore. Could one of them possibly be his son James?
|Pastel Sketch of Older Boy by Francis J. Quirk|
|Pastel Sketch of Boy by Francis Quirk|
|Oil Painting of Two Boys By Francis J. Quirk|