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Object Timeline

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1927

  • Work on this object began.

1931

  • Work on this object ended.

1975

  • We acquired this object.

2015

2021

  • You found it!

Drawing, Design for Screen or Portfolio Cover

This is a Drawing. It was designed by Donald Deskey and from the office of Donald Deskey Associates and drafted by Donald Deskey. It is dated 1927–31 and we acquired it in 1975. Its medium is brush and gouache, gold paint, pen and black ink, graphite on 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

30.4 x 40.5 cm (11 15/16 x 15 15/16 in.)

It has the following markings

Stamps: Printed label on verso: ILLUS / AMERICA

It is inscribed

Inscribed by another hand in graphite on verso: Album cover & screen

Cite this object as

Drawing, Design for Screen or Portfolio Cover; Designed by Donald Deskey (American, 1894–1989); USA; brush and gouache, gold paint, pen and black ink, graphite on illustration board; 30.4 x 40.5 cm (11 15/16 x 15 15/16 in.); Gift of Donald Deskey; 1975-11-18

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