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Identification and Creation
Object Number
1987.56.7
People
Zelda Sayre Fitzgerald, American (Montgomery AL 1900 - 1948 Asheville NC)
Title
Girl Mystary
Classification
Drawings
Work Type
drawing
Date
c. 1932 - 1934
Culture
American
Persistent Link
https://hvrd.art/o/309494
Physical Descriptions
Medium
Watercolor over graphite on off-white wove paper
Dimensions
actual: 29.8 x 22.8 cm (11 3/4 x 9 in.)
Inscriptions and Marks
  • inscription: verso, graphite: Girl Mystary [letter "a" underlined] / (before Sport [cf. 1987.56.1]) / Dr. had suggested Rythms [sic] class! (foot)
Provenance
Fredric Wertham, bequest; to Florence Hesketh Wertham, 1981, gift; to Harvard University Art Museums, 1987.

NOTE: It is unclear how and when the drawings came into Mr. Wertham's possession; per the Wertham Collection catalogue (Harvard University, 1990), "It is not known precisely when the drawings came into Dr. Wertham's possession; however, it is likely that they were acquired when he was called in by the Phipps Clinic [at Johns Hopkins, where Fitzgerald was a patient] as a special consultant on her case.
Acquisition and Rights
Credit Line
Harvard Art Museums/Fogg Museum, The Fredric Wertham Collection, Gift of his wife Hesketh
Accession Year
1987
Object Number
1987.56.7
Division
Modern and Contemporary Art
Contact
am_moderncontemporary@harvard.edu
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Publication History

The Fredric Wertham Collection: Gift of his Wife, Hesketh, exh. cat., Busch-Reisinger Museum (Cambridge, MA, 1990), no. 26, reproduced in b/w p. 66

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