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Sacco and Vanzetti

1956.184 A & B together

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American (Kovno (now Kaunas), Lithuania 1898 - 1969 New York, NY)
Sacco and Vanzetti, 1952
Drawing
American
,
20th century
Black ink on pale buff wove paper
actual: 14.6 x 21.5 cm (5 3/4 x 8 7/16 in.)
Harvard Art Museums/Fogg Museum, Gift of Meta and Paul J. Sachs
, 1956.184.A
Marks
signed: black ink, l.r.: Ben Shahn
inscription: l.r., graphite: 9 [in circle]
Provenance
[Downtown Gallery, New York, New York], sold to Paul J. Sachs, Cambridge Massachusetts (L. 2091), gift; to Fogg Art Museum, 1956.
Bibliography
[Reproduction only], The Nation(August 23, 1952), reproduced on cover

The Art of Ben Shahn, exh. cat., Fogg Art Museum (Cambridge, MA, 1956), no. 19 or 65 [two versions of catalogue]

James Thrall Soby, Ben Shahn: His Graphic Art, George Braziller, Inc. (New York, NY, 1957), reproduced no. 63

Ben Shahn, The Shape of Content, (Cambridge, MA, 1957), reproduced p. 37

Sidney Simon and Emily S. Rauh, 20th Century Master Drawings, exh. cat., Fogg Art Museum (Cambridge, MA, 1963), no. 112

Kenyon Castle Bolton, III, Peter G. Huenink, Earl A. Powell III, Harry Z. Rand and Nanette C. Sexton, American Art at Harvard, exh. cat., Fogg Art Museum (Cambridge, MA, 1972), cat. 160, ill.

Kenneth W. Prescott, The Complete Graphic Works of Ben Shahn, Quadrangle (New York, NY, 1973), p. 33

Theodore E. Stebbins, Jr., American Master Drawings and Watercolors: A History of Works on Paper from Colonial Times to the Present, Harper & and Row (New York, NY, 1976), p. 341, fig. 301

Frances K. Pohl, Ben Shahn: New Deal Artist in a Cold War Climate, 1947-1954, University of Tennessee Press (Austin, TX, 1989), p. 128

Vivien Raynor, ""Politics and Artists, Then and Now" [review]", The New York Times (New York, NY, August 30, 1992), p. 20

In Good Conscience: The Radical Tradition in 20th-Century American Illustration, exh. cat., Katonah Museum of Art (Katonah, NY, 1992), ill.

Alejandro Anreus, Ben Shahn and The Passion of Sacco and Vanzetti, exh. cat., Jersey City Museum (Jersey City, NJ, 2001), checklist no. 11, repr. p. 87 (color), p. 120, also fig. 31

Exhibition History
The Art of Ben Shahn, Fogg Art Museum, Cambridge, 12/04/1956 - 01/19/1957, no. 19/no. 65
American Art at Harvard, Fogg Art Museum, Cambridge, 04/19/1972 - 06/18/1972, 160
Image of America in Caricature and Cartoon, Amon Carter Museum, Fort Worth, 10/16/1975 - 12/14/1975; Rhode Island School of Design, Museum of Art, Providence, 10/13/1976 - 11/21/1976
In Good Conscience: The Radical Tradition in 20th-Century American Illustration, Montgomery Museum of Art, Montgomery, 01/10/1993 - 02/21/1993
Ben Shahn and The Passion of Sacco and Vanzetti, Jersey City Museum, Jersey City, 09/12/2001 - 12/16/2001, no. 11
Ben Shahn: A Documentary Exhibition, Institute of Contemporary Art, Boston, Boston, 04/10/1957 - 05/31/1957
20th Century Master Drawings, Solomon R. Guggenheim Museum, New York, 11/06/1963 - 01/05/1964, no. 112; University of Minnesota Art Gallery, Minneapolis, 02/03/1964 - 03/15/1964, no. 112; Fogg Art Museum, Cambridge, 04/06/1964 - 05/24/1964, no. 112
10th Annual Exhibition-- Ben Shahn, Temple Beth El, Portland, 05/01/1971 - 05/31/1971
Politics as Catalyst for the Arts: The American Jewish Response, American Jewish Historical Society, Waltham, 02/24/1973 - 06/01/1973
Image of America in Caricature and Cartoon, Fort Wayne Public Library, Fort Wayne, 02/02/1976 - 03/14/1976
In Good Conscience: The Radical Tradition in 20th-Century American Illustration, Katonah Museum of Art, Katonah, 08/16/1992 - 09/27/1992; Hood Museum of Art, Hanover, 10/17/1992 - 12/26/1992
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