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Identification and Creation
Object Number
1997.21
People
Mitchell Siporin, American (New York, New York 1910 - 1976 Newton, Massachusetts)
Title
Death of Victor Hugo (Haymarket Series)
Classification
Drawings
Work Type
drawing
Date
1934-1935
Culture
American
Persistent Link
https://hvrd.art/o/293047
Physical Descriptions
Medium
Black ink over graphite, with touches of white gouache, on cream board
Dimensions
56.9 x 41.1 cm (22 3/8 x 16 3/16 in.)
Inscriptions and Marks
  • Signed: black ink, l.r.: Siporin
  • inscription: on banner in image, black ink, in artist's hand: . . . Not to be a / Slave Is to Dare and Do!" / Victor Hugo
  • inscription: verso, bottom, graphite: Death of Victor Hugo / (Haymarket Series)
  • inscription: Black ink, lower right: Siporin
Provenance
Miriam, Judith, and Rachel Siporin, gift; to Harvard University Art Museums, 1997.
Acquisition and Rights
Credit Line
Harvard Art Museums/Fogg Museum, Gift of Miriam, Rachel, and Judith Siporin
Accession Year
1997
Object Number
1997.21
Division
Modern and Contemporary Art
Contact
am_moderncontemporary@harvard.edu
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Publication History

Carl Belz, Mitchell Siporin: A Retrospective, exh. cat., Rose Art Museum, Brandeis University (Waltham, MA, 1976), no. 8

Robert W. Glenn, The Haymarket Affair: An Annotated Bibliography, Greenwood Press (Westport, CT, 1993), no. 1479

Exhibition History

Mitchell Siporin: A Retrospective, Rose Art Museum, Brandeis University, Waltham, 05/11/1976 - 06/30/1976

Mitchell Siporin: The Early Years 1930-1950, Babcock Galleries, New York, 03/10/1990 - 04/03/1990

32Q: 1320 Social Realism, Harvard Art Museums, Cambridge, 10/14/2015 - 04/13/2016

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