Caricature Of Agnes Mongan (1905-1996)
© President and Fellows of Harvard College
Identification and Creation
Object Number
1972.304
People
Alexander Calder, American (Philadelphia, PA 1898 - 1976 New York, NY)
Agnes Mongan ( 1905 - 1996)
Title
Caricature of Agnes Mongan (1905-1996)
Classification
Drawings
Work Type
drawing
Date
1972
Culture
American
Physical Descriptions
Medium
Black felt-tipped pen on white wove paper
Dimensions
actual: 18.8 x 14 cm (7 3/8 x 5 1/2 in.)
Inscriptions and Marks
  • Signed: graphite, back cover: AC (monogram)
Provenance
Alexander Calder, 1972, gift; to Agnes Mongan, 1972, gift; to Fogg Art Museum, 1972.
Acquisition and Rights
Credit Line
Harvard Art Museums/Fogg Museum, Gift of Agnes Mongan
Copyright
© Calder Foundation, New York / Artists Rights Society (ARS), New York
Accession Year
1972
Object Number
1972.304
Division
Modern and Contemporary Art
Contact
am_moderncontemporary@harvard.edu
Descriptions
Description
Drawn on front cover of the program for the presentation of the 1972 Art Dealers Association of America award. Slight graphite sketch on verso, with monogram.
Publication History

Richard Newman, "The Microtopography of Pencil Lead in Drawings: A Preliminary Report", Papers Presented at the Art Conservation Training Programs Conference, Henry Francis DuPont Winterthur Museum (Wilmington, DE, 1980), p. 38, fig. 4

Verification Level

4 - Best. Object is extensively researched, well described and information is vetted