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untitled ("If your husband can't sleep why don't you pull your shade down")
  • George Petty
    1894–1975
    born: Abbeville, Louisiana, United States ; died: San Pedro, California, United States
  • untitled ("If your husband can't sleep why don't you pull your shade down"), 1935
  • published in Esquire magazine, March 1935
  • Where object was made: United States
  • watercolor, airbrushing
  • Paper Type: illustration board
  • Image Dimensions Height/Width: 48 x 32.2 cm
    Sheet/Paper Dimensions: 54.1 x 37.8 cm
    Image Dimensions Height/Width: 18 7/8 x 12 5/8 in
    Sheet/Paper Dimensions: 21 1/4 x 14 7/8 in
    Mat Dimensions: 32 x 24 in
  • Gift of Esquire, Inc.
  • Not on display
  • 1980.0212
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Brunette standing with back to viewer, in front of a round tub and window, talking on the telephone. The woman's nude body is visible beneath her sheer robe. The telephone is on a short pink table in the bottom left corner.