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Aquatint

Object | Accession Number: 1989.275.5

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    Overview

    Brief Narrative
    Aquatint created for John Hersey's The Wall.
    Artwork Title
    Provision
    Series Title
    5 in a series of 12
    Credit Line
    United States Holocaust Memorial Museum Collection, Gift of Ruth Sharp
    Signature
    Penciled below image "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

    Classification
    Art
    Category
    Prints
    Object Type
    Aquatint (lcsh)
    Physical Description
    Image of three men leading a horse, followed by three men; they all walk away from the viewer towards large doors at the end of a tunnel/stable?; all of the figures wear long coats
    Dimensions
    overall: Height: 19.000 inches (48.26 cm) | Width: 14.120 inches (35.865 cm)
    pictorial area: Height: 7.500 inches (19.05 cm) | Width: 4.750 inches (12.065 cm)
    Materials
    overall : paper, ink, adhesive, cardboard
    Inscription
    Penciled below image "'Provision' (The Wall)"; penciled lower left corner "5"; verso, typed paper label "192"

    Rights & Restrictions

    Conditions on Access
    No restrictions on access
    Conditions on Use
    No restrictions on use

    Administrative Notes

    Provenance
    The aquatint was donated to the United States Holocaust Memorial Museum in 1989 by Ruth Sharp, the wife of William Sharp.
    Record last modified:
    2024-04-29 07:54:09
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