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Print, Keying Up: The Court Jester

This is a Print. It was created by William Merritt Chase. It is dated ca. 1875 and we acquired it in 1918. Its medium is etching on japanese paper mounted on brown laid paper. It is a part of the Drawings, Prints, and Graphic Design department.

This object was donated by Mrs. William M. Chase. It is credited Gift of Mrs. William M. Chase.

Its dimensions are

26.6 x 16.2 cm (10 1/2 x 6 3/8 in.)

It has the following markings

Recto: Red sealing wax with embossed shield lower right holding paper to support; Stamp in black, lower left, (Lugt 457d ): Cooper Union Museum for the Arts of Decoration

It is signed

Signed on plate, lower left: W. M. Chase

It is inscribed

Inscribed in graphite, lower left: (3); in ink, lower left: presented by Mrs. William M. Chase, 1918

Cite this object as

Print, Keying Up: The Court Jester; William Merritt Chase (American, 1849 – 1916); USA; etching on japanese paper mounted on brown laid paper; 26.6 x 16.2 cm (10 1/2 x 6 3/8 in.); Gift of Mrs. William M. Chase; 1918-4-3

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