|Oil Portrait of Edgar Lee Masters in the National Portrait Gallery|
The portrait is stunning and we had the opportunity to see it up close when we the Gallery graciously allowed us into their archives for that purpose.
Through a Pennsylvania friend of Quirk, we have learned of a pastel study for that painting and are sharing with you the image below. The background is a different shade, but the pose and figure are essentially the same. This pastel ultimately belongs in the collection of the National Portrait Gallery or Lehigh University.
|Pastel Portrait of Edgar Lee Masters (Probably a study for the oil portrait in the National Portrait Gallery) by Francis J. Quirk|