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1927

  • Work on this object began.

1931

  • Work on this object ended.

1975

  • We acquired this object.

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Drawing, Design for Rug: Leda and the Swan

This is a Drawing. It was designed by Donald Deskey and from the office of Donald Deskey and drafted by Donald Deskey. It is dated 1927–1931 and we acquired it in 1975. Its medium is brush and gouache, green color pencil, 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

35.7 x 29.7 cm (14 1/16 x 11 11/16 in.) Mat: 45.7 x 35.6 cm (18 x 14 in.)

It is inscribed

Inscribed in graphite, on verso: 39 [circled]

Cite this object as

Drawing, Design for Rug: Leda and the Swan; Designed by Donald Deskey (American, 1894–1989); USA; brush and gouache, green color pencil, graphite on illustration board; 35.7 x 29.7 cm (14 1/16 x 11 11/16 in.) Mat: 45.7 x 35.6 cm (18 x 14 in.); Gift of Donald Deskey; 1975-11-37

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