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untitled (man at a table with banjo)
  • Jan Matulka
    1890–1972
    born: Prague, Czechoslovakia ; died: Queens, New York, United States
  • untitled (man at a table with banjo), circa 1929
  • Where object was made: United States
  • lithograph
  • Image Dimensions Height/Width: 273 x 218 mm
    Image Dimensions Height/Width: 10 3/4 x 8 9/16 in
    Sheet/Paper Dimensions: 350 x 256 mm
    Sheet/Paper Dimensions: 13 3/4 x 10 1/16 in
    Mat Dimensions: 19 x 14 in
  • Gift of W. Douglas Van Loan
  • Not on display
  • 2014.0181
Description

Abstracted representation of a man, holding a banjo in his right hand, seated at a table in an interior setting. The pedestal table, covered with a fringe-edged tablecloth and set with a bottle of wine and a glass, is located in the lower right quadrant of the pint. The male figure appears nude, with bare feet and visible pectorals. A shadow of the figure is depicted behind and to the left of the male form.