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Drawing by William Sharp

Object | Accession Number: 1995.133.59

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    Drawing by William Sharp

    Overview

    Brief Narrative
    Created by William Sharp, circa 1930-1945.
    Artwork Title
    The Shining Example
    Date
    creation:  approximately 1930-1945
    Credit Line
    United States Holocaust Memorial Museum Collection, Gift of Mrs. William Sharp
    Markings
    Recto: Graphite publishers crop marks center top and center bottom. Verso: Impressed stamp in upper left corner, only thing legible is "HAMMER" in outer circle. Upper right quadrant, graphite handwriting, "New York William Sharp 155 E 52nd in graphite. Bottom edge, left of center, is a small graphite sketch--looks architectural
    Signature
    to the lower left of image, in ink, "William 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

    Language
    English
    Classification
    Art
    Category
    Drawings
    Object Type
    Drawing (lcsh)
    Physical Description
    Image of a man standing behind a pulpit gesturing to a refugee-looking man to his left and speaking. Shadowy figures in background. Top left corner has a white label with "24" typewritten on it.
    Dimensions
    overall: Height: 14.380 inches (36.525 cm) | Width: 9.750 inches (24.765 cm)
    Materials
    overall : paper, charcoal, ink, crayon, graphite
    Inscription
    English title centered on lower edge in graphite, recto.

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    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:
    2022-07-28 18:22:43
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