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untitled (young woman and old man striking gong)
  • Frederic Rodrigo Gruger
    active: United States
  • untitled (young woman and old man striking gong), 1940s
  • Where object was made: United States
  • pencil, wash, heightening
  • Image Dimensions Height/Width: 33.1 x 40.8 cm
    Image Dimensions Height/Width: 13 1/16 x 16 1/16 in
    Mat Dimensions: 20 x 25 in
  • Gift of Frederic R. Gruger Jr. and Family
  • Not on display
  • 1990.0195

A yound woman, left, shrinks from scowling old man with clenched left hand and right hand striking gong hung from fireplace over mantle. Center background: large monkey idol on chest. Left foreground: wooden chair with loose cushions iin front of round table littered with books and papers, oil or kerosene lamp, etc. Poster on rear wall reads "Companion of men". Rings, coal scuttle, woodbox, highboy etc in room.