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Drawing, Study 144-137

This is a drawing. It was designed by John De Cesare. It is dated May 21, 1959 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.

A photograph published in the New York Times on March 5, 1959 illustrating and proving the existence of Xi-Zero atomic particles provided the artist with the subject matter for this drawing. The borders contain motifs and phrases from the translation of "The Star Spangled Banner," Key of C.

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

Its dimensions are

61.3 × 48.7 cm (24 1/8 × 19 3/16 in.)

It is inscribed

Inscribed in graphite, lower margin: S144-S137-T-3-5-59-M32-SPK 1/2 AW-John De Cesare c. (5-21-59)

Cite this object as

Drawing, Study 144-137; Designed by John De Cesare (American, b. Italy, 1890–1972); USA; color pencil, graphite on cream wove paper; 61.3 × 48.7 cm (24 1/8 × 19 3/16 in.); Gift of the Estate of John De Cesare; 1982-25-77

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