Piltti Heiskanen

Paul Sample, American, 1896 - 1974


early 1940s

Graphite on wove paper

Sheet: 10 × 8 in. (25.4 × 20.3 cm)

Hood Museum of Art, Dartmouth: Gift of Dianne and Thomas McFarland



Place Made: United States, North America


20th century

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Not on view


Inscribed and signed, lower right: To Christl + Piltti— / Paul Sample; [label of a Munich frame maker on frame backing].


The artist; to the sitter, Piltti Heiskanen (1912-2001) and his wife Christine (1919-2006), early 1940s; collection of Christine Heiskanen, after her husband’s death in 2001; to Thomas McFarland, executor of her estate, and his wife, Diane, upon the death of Christine Heiskanen in 2006; given to present collection, 2014.

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