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The Eyes of the Law
  • Elizabeth Layton
    1909–1993
    born: Wellsville, Kansas, United States ; died: Olathe, Kansas, United States
  • The Eyes of the Law, 1985
  • Where object was made: United States
  • crayon, color pencil on paper
  • Paper Type: Arches
  • Image Dimensions Height/Width: 76.2 x 56.5 cm
    Image Dimensions Height/Width: 30 x 22 1/4 in
    Frame Dimensions: 32 1/4 x 24 1/4 x 1 1/4 in
    Weight: 9 lbs
  • Gift of Don Lambert and the artist
  • Not on display
  • 1987.0107
Description
Exhibitions

Overlapping male faces with reflections of a face in the sunglasses. There is a large face in the foreground and repeated in rows of faces in mid and background. All are wearing gold lenses and gray hats; an old woman’s face and hand (identified as Grandma Layton) are reflected in all of the lenses.