Identification and Creation
Object Number
2002.179
People
Ben Shahn, American (Kovno (now Kaunas), Lithuania 1898 - 1969 New York, NY)
Title
Merwin K. Hart
Classification
Drawings
Work Type
drawing
Date
1947
Culture
American
Physical Descriptions
Medium
Black ink on cream wove paper
Dimensions
22.1 x 16.2 cm (8 11/16 x 6 3/8 in.)
Inscriptions and Marks
  • inscription: u.l., graphite: [encircled:] 3
  • inscription: l.l., graphite: MELVIN [sic] K.
  • inscription: l.l., red pencil: HART
  • inscription: l.r., graphite: 3854 / 8LC/3 sets 2 col
  • inscription: u.l. of verso, graphite: 21
  • inscription: l.l. of verso, graphite: Z11OOe
  • stamp: l.r. of verso, black ink and graphite, stamped and handwritten: [stamped:] Nov 17 1947 / [graphte:] pg. 21
Provenance
Estate of Ben Shahn; to [Dintenfass Gallery, New York, New York], sold; to Stephen Lee Taller, Berkeley, California, 1989; to Dolores Taller, gift; to the Harvard University Art Museums, 2002.
Acquisition and Rights
Credit Line
Harvard Art Museums/Fogg Museum, Stephen Lee Taller Ben Shahn Archive, Gift of Dolores S. Taller
Copyright
Artwork © Estate of Ben Shahn / Licensed by VAGA, NY
Accession Year
2002
Object Number
2002.179
Division
Modern and Contemporary Art
Contact
am_moderncontemporary@harvard.edu
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