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1947

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1992

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Drawing, Design for Visionette Portable Television

This is a Drawing. It was designed by Richard Arbib. It is dated 1947 and we acquired it in 1992. Its medium is brush and watercolor, gouache, collage on blue-gray wove paper. It is a part of the Drawings, Prints, and Graphic Design department.

It is credited Museum purchase through the gift of Mrs. Edward C. Post.

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Its dimensions are

50.3 x 32.2 cm (19 13/16 x 12 11/16 in. )

It is signed

in brush in red gouache, lower right: Arbib/47

It is inscribed

In red gouache, center (across television front panel): Visionette

Cite this object as

Drawing, Design for Visionette Portable Television; Designed by Richard Arbib (American, 1917–1995); USA; brush and watercolor, gouache, collage on blue-gray wove paper; 50.3 x 32.2 cm (19 13/16 x 12 11/16 in. ); Museum purchase through the gift of Mrs. Edward C. Post; 1992-183-7

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