Blind Spanish Singer

  • Robert Henri, Blind Spanish Singer, 1912, oil, Smithsonian American Art Museum, Gift of Mr. J.H. Smith, 1967.41

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Robert Henri and his wife, Linda, made their first trip to Spain in 1900. They spent six weeks in Madrid, where Henri lingered at the Prado copying paintings by Velázquez. He traveled to Spain several times over the next few years, painting people from all walks of life with the directness that he had learned as a newspaper illustrator. Among his subjects were two blind street singers, who played their guitars in his studio for hours.

Title
Blind Spanish Singer
Artists
Date
1912
On View
Dimensions
41 x 33 1/8 in. (104.0 x 84.0 cm.)
Credit Line

Smithsonian American Art Museum

Gift of Mr. J.H. Smith

Mediums
Classifications
Keywords
  • Figure female
  • Performing arts – music – guitar
  • Performing arts – music – voice
  • Ethnic – Spanish
  • State of being – handicapped – blind
Object Number
1967.41
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