The drawing was made not long afterwards, a simple act of copying really, somewhere around 1971 or 1972. It was quite small. I later scanned the original, and printed it out at twice the original size at least, so I could use black felt pen to give it greater substance. This is a scan of the improved version, and has itself been digitally retouched to substantiate the substantiation. Small canvas. The Argaman signature in Hebrew at the bottom-right comes, as with so many in this gallery, from the time when I was trying to make a collection of the works of my fictional artist Bernhard Aaronsohn, or Ari Ben Aaron as he was by the time he would have made this portrait.
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