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The Devil is a Clown
  • Albert Bloch
    1882–1961
    born: Saint Louis, Missouri, United States ; died: Lawrence, Kansas, United States ; active: Germany, United States
  • The Devil is a Clown, 1950
  • Where object was made: United States
  • watercolor on paper
  • Object Height/Width/Depth: 405 x 303 mm
    Object Height/Width/Depth: 15 15/16 x 11 7/8 in
    Mat Dimensions: 20 x 16 in
  • Gift of Mrs. Dorothy C. Brady
  • Not on display
  • 2000.0172
Description
Inscriptions/Signature

Standing figure of devil in plaid suit, white hat, holding white flower in right hand. His eyes are dark and hollow. Above, in the URC a bird in a cage.