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one page letter
  • H.C. Westermann
    1922–1981
    born: Los Angeles, California, United States ; died: Danbury, Connecticut, United States
  • one page letter, 1977
  • Where object was made: United States
  • ink, pencil, watercolor
  • Sheet/Paper Dimensions: 31.2 x 23.4 cm
    Sheet/Paper Dimensions: 12 1/4 x 9 3/16 in
  • Gift of Richard M. Hollander
  • Not on display
  • 1987.0101.b.recto
Description

Letter with lines of black handwritten horizontal text from the top to the bottom. There is a faint drawing superimposed over the text of a standing man or ape holding a hat in his outstretched hand. He is wearing a belt, but is otherwise nude with his genitals showing. His other hand is outstretched and touches one of four ape-like heads drawn at the top center. The entire drawing is on its side.