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1929

  • Work on this object began.

1934

  • Work on this object ended.

1988

  • We acquired this object.

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Drawing, Design for Vanity

This is a Drawing. It was designed by Donald Deskey and from the office of Donald Deskey. It is dated 1929–1934 and we acquired it in 1988. Its medium is graphite, green color pencil 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

29.6 × 37.3 cm (11 5/8 × 14 11/16 in.)

It has the following markings

Stamp in red ink, lower right: DONALD DESKEY / 145 WEST 57TH STREET / NEW YORK CITY; later stamp in black ink, center: DONALD DESKEY / ASSOCIATES

It is inscribed

Inscribed in red color pencil, lower right: P; in graphite, lower right: 7108 [circled]; in graphite, lower right: SCALE 1"–1'–0"; in graphite: dimensions, views

Cite this object as

Drawing, Design for Vanity; Designed by Donald Deskey (American, 1894–1989); graphite, green color pencil on tracing paper; 29.6 × 37.3 cm (11 5/8 × 14 11/16 in.); Gift of Donald Deskey; 1988-101-1972

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