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Clothesline
  • Ethel Magafan
    1916–1993
    born: Chicago, Illinois, United States ; died: Woodstock, New York, United States
    Associated American Artists, publisher
    active 1934–2000
  • Clothesline, 1975
  • Where object was made: United States
  • etching, drypoint
  • Paper Type: wove
  • Plate Mark/Block Dimensions: 198 x 354 mm
    Sheet/Paper Dimensions: 305 x 405 mm
    Plate Mark/Block Dimensions: 7 3/4 x 13 7/8 in
    Sheet/Paper Dimensions: 12 x 15 15/16 in
    Mat Dimensions: 14 x 19 in
  • Gift of Jim and Virginia Moffett
  • Not on display
  • 2002.0136
Description
Inscriptions/Signature

A clothesline dominates the foreground with the clothes looking as if they are caught in a strong breeze. In the background is a large white barn with three arched entrances and a dormered roof. The partially obscured building at the left is in shadow. There is a copse of trees in the background at the right. Printed in warm brown ink.