Three sketches of a gorilla named John Daniel II in varying positions, one of which is captioned "catch me!" On verso, sketches of people, including one of a couple captioned "the swan." Date based on contemporary newspaper accounts. Accompanying note in Walter papers (not scanned): Preliminary sketches of John Daniel II (Ringling Bros, first gorilla in captivity) done in his hotel suite in New York City; Fragil [sic], as it was rescued from one of the numerous fires
Study sketches of John Daniel II, 1924. Valerie Harrisse Walter papers, [ca. 1920]-1979. Archives of American Art, Smithsonian Institution.
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