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Pony Ride

George Benjamin Luks

American Art

Luks was prone to taking long walks through the city with his sketchbook and capturing simple yet candid scenes like that of this pony ride or of the man seated on a park bench reading a newspaper. Luks was a gregarious, hard-drinking, straight-talking man who had enjoyed an early career as a vaudeville comic with his younger brother Will. As an artist, he was inspired by the works of the seventeenth-century Dutch painter Frans Hals to seek out vivid urban characters such as beggars, market women, and flower sellers.
MEDIUM Black Conté crayon on beige, moderately thick, smooth wove paper
DATES n.d.
DIMENSIONS Sheet: 10 1/8 x 7 3/4 in. (25.7 x 19.7 cm)  (show scale)
CREDIT LINE Dick S. Ramsay Fund
MUSEUM LOCATION This item is not on view
CAPTION George Benjamin Luks (American, 1867–1933). Pony Ride, n.d. Black Conté crayon on beige, moderately thick, smooth wove paper, Sheet: 10 1/8 x 7 3/4 in. (25.7 x 19.7 cm). Brooklyn Museum, Dick S. Ramsay Fund, 58.43.5 (Photo: Brooklyn Museum, 58.43.5_IMLS_PS3.jpg)
IMAGE overall, 58.43.5_IMLS_PS3.jpg. Brooklyn Museum photograph
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