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"The Portrait or the Penalty"
  • Harold M. Kramer
    1912–1995
    born: Illinois, United States ; active: United States
  • "The Portrait or the Penalty", 1944
  • published in Coronet, May 1944
  • Where object was made: United States
  • gouache, cardboard
  • Image Dimensions Height/Width: 31.7 x 22.8 cm
    Image Dimensions Height/Width: 12 1/2 x 9 in
    Sheet/Paper Dimensions: 35.5 x 27.7 cm
    Sheet/Paper Dimensions: 14 x 10 7/8 in
    Mat Dimensions: 19 x 14 in
  • Gift of Esquire, Inc.
  • Not on display
  • 1980.0707
Description

Composed of disjointed scenes. Table with bottles of liquor and one glass, grandfather clock, painting of woman, frightened woman's face, a soldier with brown helmet and red stars, swastikas through the center.