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Drawing, Design for Steinway & Sons Piano, A Century of Progress International Exposition, Chicago, 1933–34

This is a drawing. It was drafted by E. Westervelt and from the office of Donald Deskey and made for (as the client) Steinway and Sons. It is dated April 20, 1933 and we acquired it in 1975. Its medium is graphite on tracing paper. It is a part of the Drawings, Prints, and Graphic Design department.

This object was donated by Donald Deskey. It is credited Gift of Donald Deskey.

Its dimensions are

71.7 x 60.8 cm (28 1/4 x 23 15/16 in.)

It has the following markings

Architect's stamp in black ink, lower right: DONALD DESKEY / 145 WEST 57TH STREET / NEW YORK CITY [with misc. drafting information]

It is inscribed

Inscribed in graphite, lower left: stEinway & sons 1. grand / scale 1 1/2"=1'–0'; in graphite in architect's stamp, lower right: [DRAWING] / 7203 / [COMM] C. of P / [MATERIALS] / Mac. Ebony & / BLacK Lac. | [DRAWN BY] Westervelt / [DATE] 4/20/33 / [REVISED] / Steinway 1021 | [DATE] / 4/20/33 | [NO] / 1 | [SENT TO] / S.M. & K.; in graphite: dimensions, materials, components

Cite this object as

Drawing, Design for Steinway & Sons Piano, A Century of Progress International Exposition, Chicago, 1933–34; Office of Donald Deskey (American, 1894–1989); USA; graphite on tracing paper; 71.7 x 60.8 cm (28 1/4 x 23 15/16 in.); Gift of Donald Deskey; 1975-11-288

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