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1933

  • Work on this object began.

1934

  • Work on this object ended.

1988

  • We acquired this object.

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Drawing, Preliminary Sketch for "West Point" from the Hudson River Series

This is a Drawing. It was designed by Ruth Reeves and created by Russell Heston and from the office of Donald Deskey Associates and drafted by Russell Heston. It is dated 1933–1934 and we acquired it in 1988. Its medium is brush and gouache, crayon, graphite on tracing 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

28.3 × 57 cm (11 1/8 × 22 7/16 in.)

It is signed

Signed in graphite, lower right: Ruth Reeves

It is inscribed

Inscribed in graphite, center right: E. / Westpoint / from / Fort Putnam; in graphite, lower right: Ruth Reeves

Cite this object as

Drawing, Preliminary Sketch for "West Point" from the Hudson River Series; Russell Heston (American, b. 1929); USA; brush and gouache, crayon, graphite on tracing paper; 28.3 × 57 cm (11 1/8 × 22 7/16 in.); Gift of Donald Deskey; 1988-101-1503

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