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1955

  • Work on this object began.

1982

  • We acquired this object.

2015

2021

Drawing, Study 137 M32

This is a Drawing. It was designed by John De Cesare. It is dated September 1, 1955 and we acquired it in 1982. Its medium is color pencil, graphite on cream wove paper. It is a part of the Drawings, Prints, and Graphic Design department.

This is the artist's first visual translation of "The Star Spangled Banner" by John Stafford Smith and Francis Scott Key. It has 32 measures, is in the Key of C, and arranged for three lines of music with voice and piano. The third, fourth, twenty-ninth, and thirtieth measures are placed separately above the corresponding words of the lyrics.

This object was donated by Estate of John De Cesare. It is credited Gift of the Estate of John De Cesare.

Its dimensions are

45.6 × 61 cm (17 15/16 in. × 24 in.)

Cite this object as

Drawing, Study 137 M32; Designed by John De Cesare (American, b. Italy, 1890–1972); USA; color pencil, graphite on cream wove paper; 45.6 × 61 cm (17 15/16 in. × 24 in.); Gift of the Estate of John De Cesare; 1982-25-60

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