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Designer:
Witold Gordon, American (b. Poland), 1885–1968  Search this
Medium:
Lithograph on paper
Dimensions:
24.1 × 12.3 cm (9 1/2 × 4 13/16 in.)
Type:
albums (bound) & books
Print
Object Name:
Print
Made in:
USA
Date:
1930
Catalogue Status:
Research in Progress
Description:
Portfolio print from Witold Gordon's illustrations for The Travels of Marco Polo depicting a leisure scene with wine and musicians. In the foreground, a nude woman and a clothed man sit upon a blanket at center. A thin stream curves below them. A kneeling figure pours wine into a cup offered by the woman. At left, another female figure holds an additional jar of wine. A kneeling woman near her plays the tambourine. At right, a seated figure plays a stringed instrument with a long neck resembling a tar. A kneeling woman near her plays another tambourine. In the background, at left and right, tall groups of blooming white flowers. Behind them are irregular black forms, possibly suggesting trees or shrubs. In the center background, an elaborate palace-like building with many small towers. On the second level of the building, a large figure of a man with a long beard viewed partially in profile, perhaps playing another stringed instrument. At top, a crescent moon emits beams of light, stars on either side.
Credit Line:
Gift of Allen P. Golden
Accession Number:
1992-174-1-6
Restrictions & Rights:
Usage conditions apply
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Cooper Hewitt, Smithsonian Design Museum Collection
Drawings, Prints, and Graphic Design Department
Data Source:
Cooper Hewitt, Smithsonian Design Museum
GUID:
http://n2t.net/ark:/65665/kq4cc91aeed-baea-45f2-a504-d958b8f8e9c2
EDAN-URL:
edanmdm:chndm_1992-174-1-6