Belcher, Hilda-Old Sour Puss (charcoal) web

Hilda Belcher
(American, 1881-1963)

Old Sour Puss (Self Portrait)

Charcoal on paper
19 x 12-3/8 inches

Drawn in February, 1938. This is a study for Belcher’s oil of the same title. She painted the caricature for an exhibition of self-portraits by twenty-five women artists “as they are, think they are, or wish they were” at the American Women’s Association in New York. There is an unfinished portrait of a woman on the reverse.

Descended in the artist's family to the current owners

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