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Drawing by William Sharp

Object | Accession Number: 1995.132.70

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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
    Rect: left edge, both upper and lower corners, contain watermarks. Upper corner reads, "MICHALLET / FRANCE" lower corner reads "UFPC and three flowers." Verso: upper left corner, in graphite, "214."
    Signature
    upper right corner of image, in ink, "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

    Classification
    Art
    Category
    Drawings
    Object Type
    Drawing (lcsh)
    Physical Description
    Image of a child standing in shackles, wide eyes, open mouth, appears starved. Empty bowl at the child's right foot. Red border on image.
    Dimensions
    overall: Height: 24.880 inches (63.195 cm) | Width: 18.880 inches (47.955 cm)
    Materials
    overall : paper, charcoal, ink, graphite, tempera
    Inscription
    lower edge, left quadrant, recto--appears that something had been written and erased.

    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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