Spencer Museum of Art The University of Kansas

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  • Douglas Warner Gorsline
    born: Rochester, New York, United States ; died: Dijon, France ; active: United States, France
  • Hippo, 1955
  • published in Esquire magazine, December 1955, page 101
  • Where object was made: United States
  • pen, ink on paper, acetate film
  • Image Dimensions Height/Width: 28.5 x 39.2 cm
    Image Dimensions Height/Width: 11 1/4 x 15 3/8 in
  • Gift of Esquire, Inc.
  • Not on display
  • 1980.0293.06.a,b

Hippopotamus in a landscape. The hippo takes up most of the left two thirds of the composition and has snow on his back. There is a house with a pointed roof and two children in the top right quadrant. There is snow and foot prints on the ground and snow in the background.