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Drawing by William Sharp

Object | Accession Number: 1995.132.65 a-b

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    Drawing by William Sharp

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    Artwork Title
    Double Axel
    creation:  approximately 1930-1945
    Credit Line
    United States Holocaust Memorial Museum Collection, Gift of Harold Shachner
    DRAWING: Verso, upper right corner, "62" encircled, in graphite; center, "Underhill (sp?) O.K." in graphite; lower right corner, "69" in graphite; along right edge, center, in blue ink stamp (?), "1" in a box.
    TRACING PAPER: Recto: right edge, above center, in graphite, "cut his hair (?)"; below center, tracing of the rear axle of the truck in graphite; lower right quadrant, tracing of man's boot in graphite; approx. 2" up from bottom edge, center, double axels", in graphite; along lower edge, publishers crop marks in graphite, within them it says "25 p"; lower right quadrant, "shoes", in graphite; black crayon, in bottom right corner, "31.3" (?).
    lower right corner of image, in ink, "W.S."
    Artist: William Sharp
    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

    Object Type
    Drawing (lcsh)
    Physical Description
    a=drawing; b=tracing paper
    Image of a flatbed truck with bodies in it, and old man with a cane stands behind it, looking on. Tracing paper over the top which had been attached at one point but is now torn away from the drawing.
    Height: 15.240 inches (38.71 cm) | Width: 18.940 inches (48.108 cm) | Depth: 48.110 inches (122.199 cm)
    overall : paper, charcoal, ink, graphite, tempera

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    Administrative Notes

    The drawing was donated to the United States Holocaust Memorial Museum in 1995 by Harold Shachner.
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    2022-07-28 18:22:42
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