Corot Study
Corot Study
graphite
9 x 12 inches
2005

For several years, portraits have been central to Mobley's work. This drawing, a copy of a Camille Corot portrait entitled Flore, was completed shortly before Mobley began classes with Ellie Siskind at the Indianapolis Art Center.

"Some time after I made this study, I noticed 'Flore' was very likely Corot's model for the more famous painting, Woman with a Pearl. Though I've never confirmed this, once you spend hours looking at a face, it stays with you."