The Bachelor Boudoir (Corner of the Studio)

Charles J. Fiscus (American, 1861-1884)

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  • The contents of Fiscus’s well-appointed workspace—leather-bound books, ceramic objets d’art, and a fur throw—provide the motif for this composition and demonstrate his ability to depict various textures. His range of subject matter is suggested by the charcoal portrait sketch, the fruit still-life painting, and the complex figural scene.
  • The teenaged artist thrived under the tutelage of Love and Gookins. A writer of the period observed: “Charles Fiscus was among the most talented pupils of [the] early school….”
  • After the Indiana School of Art shuttered its doors, Fiscus continued his studies under Gookins in Terre Haute and Chicago. Later, he participated in Indianapolis’s sketching groups until his untimely death at age 22.

Object Information

artist
Charles J. Fiscus (American, 1861-1884)
creation date
about 1883
materials
oil on canvas
dimensions
27-1/4 x 16-1/4 in. (canvas)
34-3/4 x 24-3/4 x 4 in. (framed)
mark descriptions
Signed, l.r.: C FISCUS
accession number
14.55
credit line
Gift of the Artist's mother, Mrs. E. J. Fiscus
copyright
Public Domain
collection
American Painting and Sculpture to 1945
colors

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