The Southwestern Historical Quarterly, Volume 82, July 1978 - April, 1979 Page: 150
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Self portrait in pencil, by Richard Petri. Courtesy of Mrs. Helen K.
Richter, Abernathy, Texas.
is a valuable supplement to the many written records of his contem-
Some of Petri's paintings have been exhibited occasionally in muse-
ums, and a few of his paintings have been reproduced in a variety of
publications, but the bulk of Petri's work is little known. This is be-
cause most of his paintings and drawings have, until recently, remained
in the hands of an ever-widening circle of descendants of collateral
4See for example I)avid Nevin, The Texans (New York, 1975), 148-149, 152-153; Pinck-
ney, Painting in Texas, figs. 30-37, and C-6 (in color).
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