Monday, July 21, 2014

Portrait of a young Shemp

This is my newly completed watercolor portrait of a young Shemp Howard (Samuel Horwitz) circa mid-1920's:


My preliminary pencil sketch:


7 comments:

  1. Boy, I love this one! And the Oscar Wilde comparison (long hair parted in the middle) is surprisingly apt!

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  2. Shemp had the most expressive hair in show business -- even when not having his head ironed in an industrial pants press! Someone on Etsy is selling a vintage still Shemp inscribed to Hal Roach. Out of my price range I'm afraid, but I'm gratified that such things are still treasured. You can see it here.

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  3. The "sexy" stooge. OK, I just made that up. But someone's gotta be the sexy one.

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  4. Great, Drew! It's about time Shemp got a dignified portrait.

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  5. Great, Drew! It's about time Shemp got a dignified portrait.

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  6. "Beautiful" isn't a word that one would normally apply to a portrait of Shemp Howard, but that adjective is perfectly appropriate in this case.

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