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Drawing by William Sharp

Object | Accession Number: 1995.132.22

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    Drawing by William Sharp

    Overview

    Artwork Title
    The Return of the Prodigal Son
    Date
    creation:  approximately 1930-1945
    Credit Line
    United States Holocaust Memorial Museum Collection, Gift of Harold Shachner
    Markings
    Recto: Watermark, read from recto, bottom left quadrant, mostly, reading "MICHELET / FRANCE." Verso, in graphite, "94" in upper right corner
    Signature
    lower right corner of image, "Sharp" in ink
    Contributor
    Artist: William Sharp
    Biography
    Leon Schleifer was born in 1900 in Germany. He served in the German army at the end of World War I (1914-1918). He became a political cartoonist and his work was published in the anti-Nazi press. He also specialized in courtroom trial sketches. After the appointment of Hitler as Chancellor in 1933, Schliefer emigrated to the United States. He changed his name to William Sharp and continued his career as an editorial cartoonist and illustrator. His work was published in the New York Times, Life Magazine, and other publications. He died in 1961, age sixty-one years.

    Physical Details

    Language
    English
    Classification
    Art
    Category
    Drawings
    Object Type
    Drawing (lcsh)
    Physical Description
    Image of a Nazi uniformed man, standing in heil, holding a package in front of an old woman who looks astonished and is standing in front of a door.
    Dimensions
    overall: Height: 18.880 inches (47.955 cm) | Width: 12.500 inches (31.75 cm)
    Materials
    overall : paper, ink, wax crayon, graphite, tempera
    Inscription
    Recto: Lower edge center, Englisht title in ink

    Rights & Restrictions

    Conditions on Access
    No restrictions on access
    Conditions on Use
    No restrictions on use

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    Administrative Notes

    Provenance
    The drawing was donated to the United States Holocaust Memorial Museum in 1995 by Harold Shachner.
    Record last modified:
    2022-07-28 18:22:40
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