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Drawing, Design for a Desk Blotter, ca. 1920–40

This is a Drawing. It is dated ca. 1920–40 and we acquired it in 1996. Its medium is pen and black ink, yellow color pencil, graphite on cream tracing paper. It is a part of the Drawings, Prints, and Graphic Design department.

It is credited Gift of John Finguerra in memory of his brother Jim Finguerra.

Its dimensions are

35.7 X 53.3 cm (14 1/16 X 21 in.)

It has the following markings

Stamp in black ink, upper right: 169.

It is inscribed

Inscribed in black ink, lower center: SOUS-MAIN/CLOUTE VERMEIL 30 cms x 40 cms; right in graphite: [?] - sellier [cut off]; in black ink, lower right: JEAN PUIFORCAT/42.

Cite this object as

Drawing, Design for a Desk Blotter, ca. 1920–40; Mexico; pen and black ink, yellow color pencil, graphite on cream tracing paper; 35.7 X 53.3 cm (14 1/16 X 21 in.); Gift of John Finguerra in memory of his brother Jim Finguerra; 1995-164-8

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