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Caricature of Agnes Mongan (1905-1996)


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American (Philadelphia, PA 1898 - 1976 New York, NY)
(1905 - 1996)
Caricature of Agnes Mongan (1905-1996), 1972
Drawing
American
,
20th century
Black felt-tipped pen on white wove paper
actual: 18.8 x 14 cm (7 3/8 x 5 1/2 in.)
Harvard Art Museums/Fogg Museum, Gift of Agnes Mongan
, 1972.304
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.
Marks
signed: graphite, back cover: AC (monogram)
Provenance
Alexander Calder, 1972, gift; to Agnes Mongan, 1972, gift; to Fogg Art Museum, 1972.
Bibliography
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