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Suzy Frelinghuysen
Composition-Toreador Drinking
1944
oil
51 1/8 x 35 1/8 in.
Smithsonian American Art Museum, Museum purchase through the Luisita L. and Franz H. Denghausen Endowment



The Spanish toreador subject and cubist style of this work pay homage to Picasso. An opera singer as well as a painter, Frelinghuysen may have been thinking of the colorful bullfighter in Georges Bizet's opera, Carmen.