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Drawing by William Sharp

Object | Accession Number: 1995.133.24

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    Drawing by William Sharp


    Brief Narrative
    Created by William Sharp, circa 1930-1945.
    creation:  1930-1945
    Credit Line
    United States Holocaust Memorial Museum Collection, Gift of Mrs. William Sharp
    Recto: upper right corner "135" in graphite; lower center in graphite, publishers marks in graphite (2 sets of numbers crossed out, one set "15,5 x 12"; publishers stamp in upper right quadrant, "Volk und Zeit, Berlin. No. "2-in graphite" Seite; "2-in graphite." Hohe; "15,5-in graphite" graphite mark. Breite; "12-in graphite." Graphite markings.
    lower left of recto
    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
    Image of bald-headed with vial in hand, two bottles of poison on table, onlooker with books on hand. Published in "Volk und Zeit"
    overall: Height: 13.500 inches (34.29 cm) | Width: 10.500 inches (26.67 cm)
    overall : charcoal, ink, graphite, paper

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    Conditions on Use
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    Administrative Notes

    The drawing was donated to the United States Holocaust Memorial Museum in 1995 by Ruth Sharp, the wife of William Sharp.
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    2022-07-28 18:22:42
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