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sketch for Padre Padilla
  • John Steuart Curry
    born: Dunavant, Kansas, United States ; died: Madison, Wisconsin, United States
  • sketch for Padre Padilla, circa 1938–1939
  • Where object was made: United States
  • sanguine chalk on paper
  • Canvas/Support: 76.2 x 55.9 cm
    Canvas/Support: 30 x 22 in
    Mat Dimensions: 32 x 24 in
  • Gift of Mr. and Mrs. C. L. Burt, Hutchinson, Kansas
  • Not on display
  • 1957.0063
Label Text

Padre Padilla is depicted wearing a Franciscan habit with a cowl and a knotted rope belt. He is wearing sandals, carrying a small cross at chest height, and is looking ahead and to his side.