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Drawing, Giant Cat, 1945

This is a Drawing. It was created by Saul Steinberg. It is dated 1945 and we acquired it in 2020. Its medium is pen and ink and graphite on paper. It is a part of the department.

It is credited Gift of Saul Steinberg Foundation.

Its dimensions are

36.7 × 58.8 cm (14 7/16 × 23 1/8 in.)

It has the following markings

Embossed, lower right corner, encircled: Strathmore use either side [holly? leaves at center]

It is signed

Signed in pen and ink, lower right: STEINBERG 1945

It is inscribed

Inscribed in graphite, lower right: copyright © 1949 Saul Steinberg Art of Living

Cite this object as

Drawing, Giant Cat, 1945; Saul Steinberg (American, b. Romania, 1914–1999); pen and ink and graphite on paper; 36.7 × 58.8 cm (14 7/16 × 23 1/8 in.); Gift of Saul Steinberg Foundation; 2020-13-1

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