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George Willoughby Maynard (1843-1923) - Exquisite Framed Graphite Drawing, Putti

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An exquisite graphite drawing by American artist George Willoughby Maynard depicting putti. This drawing is from a collection of pictures by the artist that included various studies after Master painters and this is probably a study from a classical Italian painting. Beautifully presented in a card mount and blue and gilt frame with beaded detailing. Unsigned. On wove.


In fine condition.


15.5 x 17.5cm (6.1" x 6.9")
Framed Size: 31 x 32cm (12.2" x 12.6")

Collection Information

From a large album of drawings variously dated mid to late 19th century. Many are inscribed. The drawings were all pasted down to both sides of sheets which were disintegrating. The individual drawings were removed from the backing sheets and cleaned.

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Artist Biography

George Willoughby Maynard was an American artist born in Washington in 1843. He studied at the National Academy of Design in New York City before traveling widely in Europe. His travels took him to Italy, France, Hungary, as well as Greece, Turkey and the Black Sea. He spent the longest stretch in Antwerp where he studied at the Royal Academy.

Sulis Fine Art are excited to bring you this collection of drawings and watercolours by Maynard, many of which depict his travels. There are a large number depicting Antwerp and various location in the United States.

Maynard is well known as a muralist and one is his best known murals is on display in the Library of Congress. His paintings are held in notable public collections including ‘In Strange Seas’ at the Metropolitan Museum of Modern Art and this portrait of Francis Davis Millet which is held by the Smithsonian.

Maynard was a hugely accomplished artist. He was an Academician at the National Academy where he taught various classes. On top of this, he was a member of the Society of American Artists and the American Watercolour Society.

More Information
Code kg372
Artist George Willoughby Maynard (1843-1923)
Date Late 19th Century
Dimensions 15.5 x 17.5cm
Framed Yes
Medium Graphite
Style Realism
Subject Classical
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