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'EQUESTRIENNE AND FALCON' AND 'HUNTSMAN WITH HORN AND HOUNDS', TWO PAPER SILHOUETTES MOUNTED ON PAPER
'EQUESTRIENNE AND FALCON' AND 'HUNTSMAN WITH HORN AND HOUNDS', TWO PAPER SILHOUETTES MOUNTED ON PAPER

WILLIAM HUNT DIEDERICH, CIRCA 1920

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'EQUESTRIENNE AND FALCON' AND 'HUNTSMAN WITH HORN AND HOUNDS', TWO PAPER SILHOUETTES MOUNTED ON PAPER
William Hunt Diederich, Circa 1920
Each signed in pencil Hunt Diederich
10½ x 12¾in. (26.7 x 32.4cm.); 12 x 13½in. (30.5 x 34.3cm.) (2)
Literature
Hunt Diederich, Whitney Museum of American Art exh. cat, 1991, p.3 for a citation of the two silhouettes.
Exhibited
New York, Whitney Museum of American Art, Hunt Dederich, 28 June - 29 September, 1991

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During the 1920s, perhaps Diederich's most productive and successful artistic period, he was admired as much for his silhouettes as for his sculpture. Many of these works evoke his idyllic childhood on a country estate in Hungary. His sketchbooks from 1904 and 1905 contain many scenes of medieval imagery, including knights and rampant lions. Chivalric scenes, especially hunting scenes, continued to appear frequently in Diederich's art across several media, including both his paper silhouettes and wrought-iron cutouts for firescreens.
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