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Drawing by William Sharp

Object | Accession Number: 1995.133.50

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    Overview

    Brief Narrative
    Created by William Sharp, circa 1930.
    Artwork Title
    Der Nachtporter
    Date
    creation:  1930
    Credit Line
    United States Holocaust Memorial Museum Collection, Gift of Mrs. William Sharp
    Markings
    Verso: impressed stamp along top edge, "SCHOELLERS - HAMMER"; upper right corner, in graphite, "150"; lower left corner, in graphite, "35 kl."; lower right quadrant, in graphite, '11 x 17"; upper right quadrant, at right edge, purple publisher's stamp "Volk und Zeit Berlin No.; "3-in graphite" Seite; "3-in graphite" Hohe; "17 2)-in graphite" Breite; "11 illegible signature--in graphite"
    Signature
    and dated, lower right 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

    Language
    German
    Classification
    Art
    Category
    Drawings
    Object Type
    Drawing (lcsh)
    Physical Description
    Image of a night watchman standing outside the door of a lodging.
    Dimensions
    overall: Height: 14.380 inches (36.525 cm) | Width: 10.120 inches (25.705 cm)
    Materials
    overall : paper, charcoal, ink, graphite, crayon
    Inscription
    Recto: German title in graphite at lower left corner of sheet

    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 Ruth Sharp, the wife of William Sharp.
    Record last modified:
    2024-04-29 07:54:00
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