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Identification and Creation
Object Number
1988.440
People
Al Hirschfeld, American (St. Louis, MO 1903 - 2003 New York, NY)
Title
The Union Club Undertakes to Assist Emil Ludwig in his Search for Material for his Projected Biography of Franklin D. Roosevelt
Classification
Drawings
Work Type
drawing
Date
20th century
Culture
American
Persistent Link
https://hvrd.art/o/309934
Physical Descriptions
Medium
Black ink, blue and white gouache, and blue watercolor on off-white illustration board
Dimensions
59 x 47.7 cm (23 1/4 x 18 3/4 in.)
image: 50.3 x 39.6 cm (19 13/16 x 15 9/16 in.)
Inscriptions and Marks
  • Signed: black ink, l.r.: HIRSCHFELD
  • inscription: lower margin, black ink: THE UNION CLUB UNDERTAKES TO ASSIST EMIL LUDWIG IN HIS SEARCH FOR MATERIAL FOR HIS PROJECTED BIOGRAPHY OF FRANKLIN D. ROOSEVELT
  • inscription: lower margin, graphite: to come
  • inscription: l.r., graphite: Scribners / magazine / #[1503?]
  • inscription: verso, graphite: I#468
  • inscription: verso, graphite: F7608/1/B.D .
  • inscription: verso, black ink, printed: BAINBRIDGE / ILLUSTRATION BOARD / TRADE 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
1988.440
Division
Modern and Contemporary Art
Contact
am_moderncontemporary@harvard.edu
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