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Drawing, Rough Sketch of possible Altar Arrangement, for Uris Hotel, December 19, 1950

This is a Drawing. It was designed by Henry Dreyfuss Associates. It is dated December 19, 1950 and we acquired it in 1972. Its medium is crayon, graphite on cream tracing paper. It is a part of the Drawings, Prints, and Graphic Design department.

This object was donated by Henry Dreyfuss. It is credited Gift of Henry Dreyfuss.

Its dimensions are

36.8 x 49.7 cm (14 1/2 x 19 9/16 in.), irregular

It is signed

Signed in graphite, lower right: 12/19/50 JE.

It is inscribed

Inscribed in graphite, upper right: The altar doors could / open only at / a lower level but / it does not seem / as dramatic to / me. What do / you think? / JE (?); lower right: Possible altar / arrangement / Please return.

Cite this object as

Drawing, Rough Sketch of possible Altar Arrangement, for Uris Hotel, December 19, 1950; Designed by Henry Dreyfuss Associates (United States); USA; crayon, graphite on cream tracing paper; 36.8 x 49.7 cm (14 1/2 x 19 9/16 in.), irregular; Gift of Henry Dreyfuss; 1972-88-412

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