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Artist:
Alfred J. Frueh, 1880 - 14 Sep 1968  Search this
Sitter:
Alfred J. Frueh, 1880 - 14 Sep 1968  Search this
Giuliette Fanciulli Frueh, 1886 - 1967  Search this
Medium:
Relief print and watercolor on paper
Dimensions:
image: 11.4cm x 14.2cm (4 1/2" x 5 9/16")
Sheet: 12.3cm x 14.6cm (4 13/16" x 5 3/4")
Type:
Print
Date:
1923
Exhibition Label:
Greets from the FruehsAl Frueh’s Greenwich Village home was a center for artists, writers, and theatrical figures, many of whom he had caricatured through incisive drawings that appeared in the New York World in the 1920s.Each year, Frueh designed a Christmas card for his friends, starring himself and his wife, Giuliette Fanciulli Frueh, as figures of fun. One time, they presented them- selves as the puppets Punch and Judy, and another time they appeared as a pair of chimpanzees. For this card, they are shown carrying an enormous wreath. Frueh captured the essence of their likenesses in a few bold strokes and washes of color.
Saludos de los FruehEl hogar de Al Frueh en Greenwich Village fue un centro de reunión para artistas, escritores y figuras del teatro, a muchos de los cuales Frueh había caricaturizado en incisivos dibujos publicados en el New York World en la década de 1920.Cada año, Frueh creaba una tarjeta de Navidad para sus amigos en la que se representaba junto a su esposa, Giuliette Fanciulli Frueh, como figuras cómicas. Una vez aparecieron como los títeres Punch y Judy, y otra como dos chimpancés. En esta tarjeta se ven cargando una enorme corona navideña. Frueh plasma la esencia de sus rasgos en unos pocos trazos fuertes y aguadas de color.
Topic:
Caricature  Search this
Costume\Dress Accessory\Bow  Search this
Self-portrait  Search this
Nature & Environment\Plant\Wreath\Christmas  Search this
Giuliette Fanciulli Frueh: Female  Search this
Giuliette Fanciulli Frueh: Society and Social Change\Wife  Search this
Alfred J. Frueh: Visual Arts\Artist  Search this
Alfred J. Frueh: Male  Search this
Alfred J. Frueh: Visual Arts\Artist\Printmaker  Search this
Alfred J. Frueh: Visual Arts\Artist\Caricaturist  Search this
Alfred J. Frueh: Visual Arts\Artist\Caricaturist  Search this
Portrait  Search this
Credit Line:
National Portrait Gallery, Smithsonian Institution; gift of the children of Al Frueh
Object number:
NPG.93.34
Restrictions & Rights:
Usage conditions apply
Copyright:
© Estate of Alfred J. Freuh
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Data Source:
National Portrait Gallery
GUID:
http://n2t.net/ark:/65665/sm4108856b1-1f7d-4c92-9c21-b25f1444b228
EDAN-URL:
edanmdm:npg_NPG.93.34