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1931

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1985

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Drawing, Cover Design: L'Illustration, Noël, 1931, 1931

This is a Drawing. It was designed by Simon Lissim. It is dated 1931 and we acquired it in 1985. Its medium is brush and gouache, watercolor, black ink, gold paint, graphite on heavy cream wover paper. It is a part of the Drawings, Prints, and Graphic Design department.

Its dimensions are

36.2 x 33.4 cm (14 1/4 x 13 1/8 in. ), sheet 31.4 x 21.5 cm (12 3/8 x 8 1/2 in.), image

It is signed

Signed in pen and black ink, brush and gold paint, lower right corner: SIMON LISSIM 31

It is inscribed

Inscribed in brush and black ink and white gouache, across center: L'ILLUSTRATION/NOËL 1931

Cite this object as

Drawing, Cover Design: L'Illustration, Noël, 1931, 1931; Designed by Simon Lissim (American, b. Kiev, Russia, 1900–1981); USA; brush and gouache, watercolor, black ink, gold paint, graphite on heavy cream wover paper; 36.2 x 33.4 cm (14 1/4 x 13 1/8 in. ), sheet 31.4 x 21.5 cm (12 3/8 x 8 1/2 in.), image; 1985-81-4

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