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Identification and Creation
Object Number
2007.73
People
Charles White, American (1918 - 1979)
Title
Bessie Smith
Classification
Prints
Work Type
print
Date
1950
Culture
American
Persistent Link
https://hvrd.art/o/318436
Physical Descriptions
Medium
Linocut printed in green and black on cream imitation Japan paper
Technique
Linocut
Dimensions
image: 30.5 x 22.8 cm (12 x 9 in.)
sheet: 44.5 x 30.4 cm (17 1/2 x 11 15/16 in.)
Inscriptions and Marks
  • Signed: l.r. margin estate stamp in ink: Charles White
  • inscription: lower margin in graphite pencil: "Bessie" 1954 State II 5/5 / All four states in edition of 16.
  • stamp: lower right margin, estate stamp, in ink: Charles White
Provenance
[Swann Galleries, New York], sold; to the Fogg Art Museum, 2007.
State, Edition, Standard Reference Number
Standard Reference Number
Gedeon Eb6
Acquisition and Rights
Credit Line
Harvard Art Museums/Fogg Museum, Bequest of William S. Lieberman, by exchange
Copyright
© The Charles White Archives
Accession Year
2007
Object Number
2007.73
Division
Modern and Contemporary Art
Contact
am_moderncontemporary@harvard.edu
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Publication History

Thomas W. Lentz, ed., Harvard University Art Museums Annual Report 2006-7, Harvard University Art Museums (Cambridge, 2008), p. 26, ill.

Sarah Kelly Oehler and Esther Adler, ed., Charles White: A Retrospective, exh. cat., The Art Institute of Chicago (Chicago, New Haven and London, 2018), p. 103, pl. 36, cat. no. 50, ill. (color)

Exhibition History

Charles White: A Retrospective, The Art Institute of Chicago, Chicago, 06/08/2018 - 09/03/2018; Museum of Modern Art, New York, New York, 10/07/2018 - 01/13/2019

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