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1927

  • Work on this object began.

1934

  • Work on this object ended.

1975

  • We acquired this object.

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2021

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Drawing, Design for Screen: Leaf Motif

This is a Drawing. It was designed by Donald Deskey and from the office of Donald Deskey. It is dated ca. 1930 and we acquired it in 1975. Its medium is brush and green, red, yellow, brown and black gouache, graphite on off-white illustration board. 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

34.8 x 48.7 cm (13 11/16 x 19 3/16 in.) Mat: 40.6 x 55.9 cm (16 x 22 in.)

It has the following markings

Stamp in red ink, lower left: DONALD DESKEY / 145 WEST 57TH STREET / NEW YORK CITY; in red ink, upper right: DONALD DESKEY / 145 WEST 57TH STREET / NEW YORK CITY [upside down]; printed label on verso: ILLUS / AMERIC

It is inscribed

Inscribed in pen and black ink, lower left: -1025-

Cite this object as

Drawing, Design for Screen: Leaf Motif; Designed by Donald Deskey (American, 1894–1989); USA; brush and green, red, yellow, brown and black gouache, graphite on off-white illustration board; 34.8 x 48.7 cm (13 11/16 x 19 3/16 in.) Mat: 40.6 x 55.9 cm (16 x 22 in.); Gift of Donald Deskey; 1975-11-164

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