Head of a Woman in Jerusalem
@ Smithsonian American Art Museum
DescriptionWhile visiting Jerusalem, Henry Ossawa Tanner painted portraits of the local people and used them for figures in his religious paintings. Tanner worked with an almost dry paintbrush to create the rough texture in this painting, a technique he used in other works.
Oil On Canvas Mounted On Cardboard
Smithsonian American Art Museum, Gift of Mr. and Mrs. Norman Robbins