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Cervantes
  • Umberto Romano
    1906–1982
    born: Italy
  • Cervantes, 1967
  • Where object was made: United States
  • oil on canvas
  • Canvas/Support: 127.6 x 101.3 cm
    Canvas/Support: 50 1/4 x 39 7/8 in
  • Gift of U. R. Romano
  • Not on display
  • 1994.0095
Description
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The painting is an abstract portrait of Miguel de Cervantes. The paint is applied in a loose, gestural manner, with bubbled areas, and areas of dripping pigment. There is a sketch of a horse and rider in the bottom right corner. Overall, the painting is very dark with a lot of black.