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Portrait study of Dr. Pedro Leão Veloso, chairman of the Bra ... Image 1

Portrait study of Dr. Pedro Leão Veloso, chairman of the Brazilian delegation to the United Nations

Date
1946
Medium
Graphite and black and white pastel on dark orange paper
Credit Line
Gift of the Pennsylvania Academy of the Fine Arts, 2015
Dimensions
12 x 9 in.

Description & Inscriptions

[lower center in black pastel]: Brazil / Dr. Velloso [sic] -- Oct 29 [?] - 1946 [in graphite] / Violet Oakley [in graphite]; [bottom left in graphite]: Dr. Pedro Leao Velloso [sic]
Of Veloso, Oakley wrote, “An impressive person of mature years and experience in the ways of the world, his features indicate a long line of distinguished forebears. It is an antique profile, somewhat Dantesque; his polished dome reflects the lights of the ceiling in the Council Room in a veritable constellation: he shines crowned with stars.”

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