Alexander the Great, 1929

Emily “Lee” Franclemont (née Pfaff) was only about 11 when she did this sketch of Alexander the Great, likely copied from a book or illustration. It’s the earliest example of her drawing.

I have another photo of this piece in a different frame which, for some reason, bears the sticky label “Angelus” (so I’m not sure if that’s the person’s name or a reference to a particular Catholic prayer entitled Angelus).

Lee Franclemont, 'Alexander the Great', 1929, pencil on paper. Photo credit Kelise Franclemont.

Lee Franclemont, ‘Alexander the Great’, 1929, pencil on paper. Photo credit Kelise Franclemont.

 

Possible reference:

Portrait head, British Museum, London

Image courtesy BritishMuseum.org

 

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