#1887_Irma Thomas


14″ x 17″ unframed original drawing on off-white 93 lb (150 gm) archival paper

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This one-of-a-kind unframed original pencil and ink drawing was created by New Orleans artist Emilie Rhys on November 4, 2014 in the artist's French Quarter art studio.

A rare example of a Rhys music drawing not created during a live performance, this drawing in fact utilized a photo by Eliot Kamenitz (with his permission) as the source. Ms. Rhys has depicted Ms. Thomas performing at an imaginary French Quarter Festival location on Orleans Avenue. This is the first of two studies of the composition.

Ms. Thomas will receive a cash commission from the sale of this artwork in which she is depicted.