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Image of Bull

Bill Traylor
American, 1853–1949


about 1940–1942

Object Type: Drawing
Creation Place: North America, American, Alabama
14 1/16 in. x 15 5/8 in. (35.72 cm x 39.69 cm)
Medium and Support: Watercolor and graphite on cardboard
Accession Number: 1982.0004.0017

Credit Line: Gift of Charles and Eugenia Shannon

Most of Traylor's subjects are drawn with careful attention to their placement on the cardboard as well as the overall compositional balance. This bull is placed so that his front hoof rests upon the irregular upward cut in the cardboard. Also, the curve of the cardboard is echoed in the gentle curve of the bull’s head. Traylor's attention to detail results in the drawing’s overall harmonious composition.

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