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Drawing by William Sharp

Object | Accession Number: 1995.132.33

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    Drawing by William Sharp

    Overview

    Date
    creation:  approximately 1930-1945
    Credit Line
    United States Holocaust Memorial Museum Collection, Gift of Harold Shachner
    Markings
    Verso: in graphite, "40" in upper right corner
    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 four horses mounted by "death" figures (skeletons) and a German soldier at the end of the procession, flying across the sky. Below them is a ruined landscape.
    Dimensions
    overall: Height: 13.500 inches (34.29 cm) | Width: 18.750 inches (47.625 cm)
    Materials
    overall : paper, charcoal, ink, graphite, adhesive
    Inscription
    Recto, in ink, bottom edge of lower left quadrant, "This drawing is the property of Wm. Sharp"

    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 18:22:41
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