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1982

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Drawing, Design for Series of Panels for Metropolitan Life Insurance Co., New York

This is a Drawing. It was architect: Arthur Crisp. We acquired it in 1982. Its medium is red, orange, yellow, green and blue watercolor over graphite. It is a part of the Drawings, Prints, and Graphic Design department.

Its dimensions are

18.5 x 23.5 cm (7 5/16 x 9 1/4 in.)

It is signed

Signed on the original cardboard backing (now separate from the main sheet) in blue pen: Arthur Crisp

It is inscribed

Inscribed at lower left in blue watercolor: ARTUR CRISP Inscribed along right margin, vertically in graphite: PERSIAN DANCE Inscription on the original cardboard backing: a sketch of plan in graphite; inscription across in blue pen: sketch for series of panels for Metropolitan Life Insurance Co. New York City / to Miss Beer with regards and deep appreciation of her work in the world of art/ Arthur Crisp [signature]

Cite this object as

Drawing, Design for Series of Panels for Metropolitan Life Insurance Co., New York; Architect: Arthur Crisp (Canadian, 1881–1974); USA; red, orange, yellow, green and blue watercolor over graphite; 18.5 x 23.5 cm (7 5/16 x 9 1/4 in.); 1982-12-1

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