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Standing abstract figure with a blue head, wearing a crown in graphite, holding an open book before him in black and gray. Figure in outline; head, back and platform in paint.

This is a drawing from United States. It is dated 1935–39 and we acquired it in 1963. Gift of Mrs. E. McKnight Kauffer.

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Its medium is

brush and gouache, graphite on paper

Its dimensions are

39.2 x 27.7 cm (15 7/16 x 10 7/8 in.)

This object was designed by Edward McKnight Kauffer

This object was catalogued by Karin Zonis and donated by Mrs. Edward McKnight Kauffer

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