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1959

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Drawing, Tractor Appearance Study, January 30, 1959

This is a Drawing. It was designed by Henry Dreyfuss and drafted by James Roth and made for (as the client) Deere & Company. It is dated January 30, 1959 and we acquired it in 1972. Its medium is brush and black wash, green and yellow watercolor, crayon, graphite on off-white tracing paper. It is a part of the Drawings, Prints, and Graphic Design department.

This object was featured in our Object of the Day series in a post titled A redesigned tractor.

This object was donated by Henry Dreyfuss and catalogued by Samantha Finch. It is credited Gift of Henry Dreyfuss.

Our curators have highlighted 2 objects that are related to this one.

Its dimensions are

45.9 x 56.8 cm (18 1/16 x 22 3/8 in.) 18 1/16 x 22 3/16 in Mat: 55.9 x 71.1 cm (22 x 28 in.)

Cite this object as

Drawing, Tractor Appearance Study, January 30, 1959; Designed by Henry Dreyfuss (American, 1904–1972); USA; brush and black wash, green and yellow watercolor, crayon, graphite on off-white tracing paper; 45.9 x 56.8 cm (18 1/16 x 22 3/8 in.) 18 1/16 x 22 3/16 in Mat: 55.9 x 71.1 cm (22 x 28 in.); Gift of Henry Dreyfuss; 1972-88-379

This object was previously on display as a part of the exhibition The Cooper-Hewitt Collections: A Design Resource.

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