Demonstration
Identification and Creation
Object Number
2011.12
People
Ben Shahn, American (Kovno (now Kaunas), Lithuania 1898 - 1969 New York, NY)
Title
Demonstration
Other Titles
Series/Book Title: The Mooney Case, 1932-1933
Classification
Paintings
Work Type
painting
Date
1933
Places
Creation Place: North America, United States, New York State, New York City
Culture
American
Location
Level 1, Room 1320, Modern and Contemporary Art
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Physical Descriptions
Medium
Gouache on paper mounted to masonite
Dimensions
image: 40.1 x 56.3 cm (15 13/16 x 22 3/16 in.)
framed: 58 x 74.6 cm (22 13/16 x 29 3/8 in.)
Inscriptions and Marks
  • Signed: l.l. in red paint: Ben Shahn
  • inscription: recto, lower left, red gouache, English, signed, in artist's hand: Ben Shahn
Provenance
Ben Shahn, created 1933; by descent to Judith Shahn and Ezra Shahn; [James Reinish & Associates, Inc., NYC], sold; to Harvard Art Museums, 2011.
Acquisition and Rights
Credit Line
Harvard Art Museums/Fogg Museum, Richard Norton Memorial Fund
Accession Year
2011
Object Number
2011.12
Division
Modern and Contemporary Art
Contact
am_moderncontemporary@harvard.edu
Exhibition History

Ben Shahn: Cross Media Artist, Photograph, Painting and Graphic Art, Nagoya City Art Museum, Nagoya, 02/11/2012 - 03/25/2012; The Okayama Prefectural Museum of Art, Okayama-shi, 04/08/2012 - 05/20/2012; The Museum of Modern Art, Hayama, Kanagawa, 12/03/2011 - 01/29/2012

Recent Acquisitions, Part II: Building the Collection, Harvard Art Museums, Cambridge, 06/19/2012 - 09/29/2012

Verification Level

3 - Good. Object is well described and information is vetted