A beautiful portrait study of ‘A native american girl’, coloured oil pastel on paper, by the American artist, Hugo Robus. It features a gestural drawing study of a young native girl with nice facial features, dressed in fine ceremonial wear with a charming ribbon hair piece. Signed H.E. Robus (Hugo Robus 1885-1964) – by the carved frame and subject I would dates this as early 20th century.
Robus is very well know for his modernist bronze sculptures which bring at auction in the tens of thousands of dollars.
Signed. H.E. Robus – lower left
Frame Measures: 18 inches wide x 24 inches long.
Portrait Measures: 11 inches wide x 18 inches long.