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1935

  • Work on this object began.

1943

  • Work on this object ended.

1975

  • We acquired this object.

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Drawing, Design for Textile: Nautical Motifs

This is a Drawing. It was from the office of Donald Deskey. It is dated 1935–1943 and we acquired it in 1975. Its medium is brush and blue and off-white gouache, graphite on cream wove paper. It is a part of the Drawings, Prints, and Graphic Design department.

This object was donated by Donald Deskey. It is credited Gift of Donald Deskey.

Its dimensions are

22 x 13 cm (8 11/16 x 5 1/8 in.) Mat: 45.7 x 35.6 cm (18 x 14 in.)

It is inscribed

Inscribed in graphite, on verso: DONALD DESKEY / 501 MADISON AV. / N.Y.C.

Cite this object as

Drawing, Design for Textile: Nautical Motifs; Office of Donald Deskey (American, 1894–1989); USA; brush and blue and off-white gouache, graphite on cream wove paper; 22 x 13 cm (8 11/16 x 5 1/8 in.) Mat: 45.7 x 35.6 cm (18 x 14 in.); Gift of Donald Deskey; 1975-11-163

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