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Drawing by William Sharp

Object | Accession Number: 1995.132.54

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    Drawing by William Sharp

    Overview

    Artwork Title
    Der Agitator
    Date
    creation:  approximately 1930-1945
    Credit Line
    United States Holocaust Memorial Museum Collection, Gift of Harold Shachner
    Markings
    Recto: in upper right corner in graphite "55"; upper edge left of center, blank ink stamp "140"; all following in blue pencil, center, ` 8" ' in center of two hiorizontal arrows pointing to the left and right edges; below reads, "imitation highlight -underlined / & silhouette -underlined"; below is "110" encircled, beside it "no rule"; below that is something written that has been completely crossed out; below is "9 am Sat"
    Signature
    recto, lower edge, left of center, in graphite, "Wm. Sharp"
    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
    German
    Classification
    Art
    Category
    Drawings
    Object Type
    Drawing (lcsh)
    Physical Description
    Image of a wildly orating Nazi at a podium, flag with swastika on it hanging behind him. One soldier on each side of the front of the podium. Published.
    Dimensions
    overall: Height: 19.880 inches (50.495 cm) | Width: 15.000 inches (38.1 cm)
    Materials
    overall : charcoal, ink, graphite, paper
    Inscription
    Recto: Title in upper right corner along upper edge.

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    Conditions 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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