Portrait study of Bob, 1940s

Who is this rather handsome gent? It’s most likely Bob Harrison, the author of at least three portraits of Grandmother in 1941 (whom he asked to model on more than one occasion because, according to grandmother, he repeatedly complimented her on her “beautiful skin”). Both my uncle and mother remember her talking about her friend Bob from when they studied together in college… not only did they take turns modelling; apparently the two had great fun pranking each other, an activity we would today probably call “flirting”. 😉

Lee Franclemont (née Pfaff), portrait study (Bob), 1940s, charcoal/pencil on paper. Photo credit John FN Franclemont.

Lee Franclemont (née Pfaff), portrait study (Bob), 1940s, charcoal/pencil on paper. Photo credit John FN Franclemont.

Side note: Could “Harrison” be Bob Harrison, a popular animal artist from the 80s?

Collectible plate by Bob Harrison, 1980s. Image courtesy Ebay.ie.

Collectible plate by Bob Harrison, 1980s. Image courtesy Ebay.ie.

Hmmm…a mystery! Could the artists shown here be the same person?

More images of Bob Harrison’s artwork: https://uk.pinterest.com/nadiathais/bob-harrison-lithograph-art-work/.

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