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Drawing by William Sharp

Object | Accession Number: 1995.132.64

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    Drawing by William Sharp

    Overview

    Date
    creation:  1931
    Credit Line
    United States Holocaust Memorial Museum Collection, Gift of Harold Shachner
    Markings
    Recto: along bottom edge, a horizontal line then "A 8,3" then horizontal line in graphite; to the right of the lines is "2" encircled, in graphite. Verso, all in graphite: upper right corner, "166"; upper right quadrant, "Welt Sp. / 5.3"; center, "119 encircled / 2"; lower half, horizontal line, then "8,3 cm" then horizontal line.
    Signature
    lower left corner of image
    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

    Classification
    Art
    Category
    Drawings
    Object Type
    Drawing (lcsh)
    Physical Description
    Image of a police officer in an argument with another man in a crowd of people. Some have stopped to look at them. Verso: miscellaneous sketches, looks like a man in the center, a smaller drawing of two people at the lower right quadrant--both in graphite. Published in "welt Spiel"
    Dimensions
    overall: Height: 14.380 inches (36.525 cm) | Width: 10.120 inches (25.705 cm)
    Materials
    overall : paper, charcoal, wax crayon, graphite

    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 18:22:42
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