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Drawing by William Sharp

Object | Accession Number: 1995.132.9

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    Drawing by William Sharp

    Overview

    Date
    creation:  1932
    Credit Line
    United States Holocaust Memorial Museum Collection, Gift of Harold Shachner
    Markings
    Verso, in graphite: "105" in upper right corner; center of sheet "970"; bottom quarter of sheet is a horizontal line going from left to right edges with arrows on ends; beneath line left of center, is an illegible marking; center bottom edge, "W. Sp. 9.75"; to right of W. Sp. mark, "16 cm [illegible]; bottom right corner, either "N" or "Z."
    Signature
    Signed and dated, in ink, lower left corner of image/sheet
    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 two men with placards reading "WAHLT" around their necks standing facing an upper class couple walking toward them. Published in "Welt und Spiel."
    Dimensions
    overall: Height: 10.000 inches (25.4 cm) | Width: 11.750 inches (29.845 cm)
    Materials
    overall : paper, charcoal, ink, graphite, tempera

    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:
    2023-09-15 10:17:27
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