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Identification and Creation
Object Number
1988.439
People
Al Hirschfeld, American (St. Louis, MO 1903 - 2003 New York, NY)
Title
John dos Passos Uses a Palette of America to Paint his Mural of "Number One," a Senator from the South
Classification
Drawings
Work Type
drawing
Date
1943
Culture
American
Persistent Link
https://hvrd.art/o/309782
Physical Descriptions
Medium
Black ink with corrections in white on off-white illustration board
Dimensions
actual: 41.1 x 51 cm (16 3/16 x 20 1/16 in.)
Inscriptions and Marks
  • Signed: black ink, l.r.: HIRSCHFELD
  • inscription: lower edge, black ink: JOHN DOS PASSOS USES A PALETTE OF AMERICA TO PAINT HIS MURAL OF "NUMBER ONE," A SENATOR FROM THE SOUTH
  • stamp: upper edge, red ink, stamped: MAR 7 1943
  • stamp: upper eedge, red ink: BOOK / REVIEW
  • inscription: upper edge, graphite: 10 1/8 x 7 3/8
  • stamp: upper edge, blue ink: 0659
  • inscription: upper edge, graphite, erased: LINE / JOB
  • inscription: verso, graphite: I # 484
  • stamp: verso, black ink, printed: BAINBRIDGE / BOARD / NUMBER 80 MARK / 22 X 30 OR 30 X 40 / SINGLE OR DOUBLE / THICK / WHEN ORDERING SPECIFY SIZE AND THICKNESS
Provenance
Al Hirschfeld, New York, New York; through [Margo Feiden Galleries, New York, New York], sold; to [Seiden and de Cuevas Inc.],1981, sold; to Harvard Theatre Collection, Cambridge Massachusetts, transfer; to Harvard University Art Museums, 1988.
Acquisition and Rights
Credit Line
Harvard Art Museums/Fogg Museum, The Melvin R. Seiden Collection
Accession Year
1988
Object Number
1988.439
Division
Modern and Contemporary Art
Contact
am_moderncontemporary@harvard.edu
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Publication History

"John dos Passos Uses a Palette of America to Paint his Mural of 'Number One,' a Senator from the South", The New York Times Book Review, New York Times (New York, NY, March 7, 1943), repr. on cover of section

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