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1936

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1988

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Drawing, Design for Textile: "W. P. A." or "Spare Time"

This is a Drawing. It was designed by Donald Deskey and from the office of Donald Deskey Associates and Donald Deskey. It is dated ca. 1936 and we acquired it in 1988. Its medium is white and red-orange pastel on black 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

14.5 x 12.8 cm (5 11/16 x 5 1/16 in.) Mat: 45.7 x 35.6 cm (18 x 14 in.)

It is inscribed

Inscribed in white pastel, on verso: "W.P.A." or. / "Spare Time" / #56

Cite this object as

Drawing, Design for Textile: "W. P. A." or "Spare Time"; Designed by Donald Deskey (American, 1894–1989); USA; white and red-orange pastel on black wove paper; 14.5 x 12.8 cm (5 11/16 x 5 1/16 in.) Mat: 45.7 x 35.6 cm (18 x 14 in.); Gift of Donald Deskey; 1988-101-1504

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