Silhouette of a Young Girl


Size: 14 1/2 x 10 3/4 inches (36.8 x 27.3 cm)
Medium: Charcoal
Signed lower left: J.W. Alexander
Why We Love It

Alexander’s portraits of beautifully posed women are the hallmarks of his artistic career. In these works he combined his strong interest in Aestheticism, as practiced by James Abbott McNeill Whistler, with his own unique artistic style. The air of mystery that often characterizes his work is matched by his paintings’ sheer beauty.

The Value

This work on paper is a wonderful opportunity to own a quintessential work by Alexander at a much more affordable price. The three-quarter view of the sitter captures the intrigue of the artist’s best work. And the technical proficiency of his draftsmanship is truly a marvel.