|Anders Zorn ~ Portrait of Adolphus Busch - 1897 oil on canvas, 51 x 37 1/2 in.|
Painted during Zorn’s second trip to the United States from 1896 to 1897.
|Anders Zorn, power portraitist.|
I planned this post ~
What does a traveling and much in demand portraitist do when commissioned to paint a busy executive who has neither the time nor the inclination to pose…
|Anders Zorn, portrait of Adolphus Busch portrait with photo overlay.|
~ but upon further study I realized that the photo was an old school photoshop. Busch's head is a photograph from life, which has been grafted onto the body in a photo of the Zorn painting. This monster was then photographed and printed!
|Anders Zorn ~ Adolphus Busch portrait - photoshop/painting|
|old school photoshop portrait of Adolphus Busch|
Library of Congress Prints and Photographs Division
Details of the Zorn painting showcase how thinly he painted but for the highlights.