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What is this?

Black outline of an organic, bulbous form connected to a wide footed, trunk-like base. Three ornamental bud-shapes appear at top center. The form is bisected by a thin black horizontal line to suggest the lid line. The interior of the form is colored in a reddish-brown or sienna colored wash.
The tracing paper overlay indicates the arrangement of the stereo apparatus inside.

This is a drawing from United States. It is dated 1973 and we acquired it in 2005. Gift of Linda and Irwin R. Berman.

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Its medium is

pen and black ink; black marker; brush and red-brown wash; graphite on white strathmore illustration board with tracing paper overlay, annotated in graphite.

Its dimensions are

Overall: 24 x 21.6 cm (9 7/16 x 8 1/2 in.) paper: 30.5 x 21.6 cm (12 x 8 1/2 in.)

It has the following markings

Verso of illustration board shows portion of Manufacturer's printed logo

It is signed

Lower right corner of illustration board in graphite: WC 73

It is inscribed

On recto of tracing paper in graphite: outline of stereo cabinet is delineated with rectangular sections for amp, storage and changer indicated. Each section noted in script. At left, linear dimension indicated with 30"; at right, linear dimension indicated with 38"; across sheet below image linear dimension indicated with 38".

This object was designed by Wendell Castle

This object was donated by Linda Berman and Irwin R. Berman

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