'Study for Connecticut at Putney' is an original pastel drawing by American artist Wolf Kahn. The landscape is an exploration of color and light: it is rendered in cool blues and purples with fields of subtle yellow, the pastels treated with the same gesture as Kahn's paintbrush on a canvas. Indeed, this pastel was a study executed en plein air for a painting – the painting now sometimes called 'Bend in the River' – that he later created in the studio. This process of creating studies, selecting the best of the studies, and then recreating them as paintings was typical of Kahn's studio process and makes this pastel a significant example of the artist's creative output.
9 x 11 inches, artwork
15.5 x 18.13 inches, frame
Signed 'W. Kahn' lower right
Framed to conservation standards using archival materials including 100 percent rag matting. Housed in a gold finish wood moulding.
Acquired directly from the artist.