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Pounce drawing for "City of Dreadful Night"
  • Ben Shahn
    1898–1969
    born: Kovno, Russian Empire (present-day Kaunas, Lithuania) ; died: New York, New York, United States ; active: United States
  • Pounce drawing for "City of Dreadful Night", 1951
  • Where object was made: United States
  • pencil
  • Image Dimensions Height/Width: 47.2 x 16.6 cm
    Image Dimensions Height/Width: 18 9/16 x 6 1/2 in
    Mount Dimensions: 51.6 x 34.6 cm
    Mount Dimensions: 20 5/16 x 13 5/8 in
    Mat Dimensions: 25 x 20 in matted with 1999.0183.01
  • Gift of The Honorable Joseph P. Carroll and Roberta Carroll, M.D.
  • Not on display
  • 1999.0183.02
Description
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Abstract drawing of a classicized head or bust mounted on a pedestal or capital. The lines have been worked over with a roulette or rotary-lik puch for transferring the lines of the drawing to the paintings support. .