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Identification and Creation
Object Number
1991.392
People
Alexander Calder, American (Philadelphia, PA 1898 - 1976 New York, NY)
Title
Two Mermaids, for "A Bestiary"
Other Titles
Series/Book Title: A Bestiary
Classification
Drawings
Work Type
drawing
Date
1955
Culture
American
Persistent Link
https://hvrd.art/o/310083
Physical Descriptions
Medium
Black ink on off-white wove paper
Dimensions
actual: 36.8 x 29.2 cm (14 1/2 x 11 1/2 in.)
Inscriptions and Marks
  • blind stamp: u.r.: Strathmore Artist
Provenance
Alexander Calder, Created, By descent through family to Nanette Sexton.
Richard B. Bailey and Nanette C. Sexton, Boston MA, By descent through family, Gift to Harvard University Art Museums, 1991. Ms. Sexton is great-niece of the artist.
Acquisition and Rights
Credit Line
Harvard Art Museums/Fogg Museum, Gift of Richard B. Bailey and Nanette C. Sexton in memory of Professor Frederick Deknatel
Copyright
© Calder Foundation, New York / Artists Rights Society (ARS), New York
Accession Year
1991
Object Number
1991.392
Division
Modern and Contemporary Art
Contact
am_moderncontemporary@harvard.edu
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Publication History

Richard Wilbur, ed., A Bestiary, Fourth Estate (London, England, 1993), cf. p. 24 - 26

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