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Drawing by William Sharp

Object | Accession Number: 1995.133.56

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    Overview

    Brief Narrative
    Created by William Sharp, circa 1933.
    Artwork Title
    Von der Wahl zum Nachtasyl
    Date
    creation:  1933
    Credit Line
    United States Holocaust Memorial Museum Collection, Gift of Mrs. William Sharp
    Markings
    Verso: "118" in upper right corner in graphite, from left to right, lower third of sheet "15 x 25" in graphite, center third, purple publishers mark reading "Volk und Zeit, Berlin No.; "8-in graphite" Seite; "7-in graphite." Hohe; "9,5-in graphite", then "3)" also in graphite Breite; "14,5." To the right of the stamp in "14,5 x 9,5" in graphite
    Signature
    and dated lower right quadrant in graphite, "Schleifer" is discernable.
    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 four people, three men and a woman, walking in what appears to be heavy wind and rain. Writing on wall says, "Wahlt Liste 2." Published in "Volk und Zeit."
    Dimensions
    overall: Height: 9.880 inches (25.095 cm) | Width: 15.250 inches (38.735 cm)
    Materials
    overall : paper, ink, ink wash, graphite
    Inscription
    German title is located on the lower edge, center in graphite

    Rights & Restrictions

    Conditions on Access
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    Conditions 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 07:54:02
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