Watercolor, gouache and pencil on paper
5 x 3-7/8 in. sight; 6 x 4-3/4 in. framed
Courtesy Frank and Barbara Pollack American Antiques & Art
These portraits achieve the highest standards of quality, beauty, and vitality, and include characteristics evident in Plummer's work: his use of bold color; precise outlining to his profiles; the delicate drawing of details in the faces, hair, and clothing; the use of stylized upholstered pieces; and the trial pencil outlines seen on the reverse of his paintings. Most unique to this pair of miniatures is his palette of vivid reds, greens, yellows, and black. These watercolors are truly exquisite and represent Plummer's work at his finest.