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Arabesque
  • Paul Cadmus
    1904–1999
    born: New York, New York, United States ; died: Weston, Connecticut, United States
  • Arabesque, 1947
  • Where object was made: United States
  • etching
  • Paper Type: laid
  • Image Dimensions Height/Width: 171 x 168 mm
    Image Dimensions Height/Width: 6 3/4 x 6 5/8 in
    Sheet/Paper Dimensions: 401 x 267 mm
    Sheet/Paper Dimensions: 15 3/4 x 10 1/2 in
    Mat Dimensions: 19 x 14 in
  • Museum purchase
  • Not on display
  • 1971.0008
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A male nude rests in the foreground, with his hand against a wall and a ballerina does an arabesque in the center of the piece against a bar. Another dancer does a ballet pose in the background.