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Gandhi
Gandhi
Artist:
Date:
1964
Location:
Not on display
Century:
Media:
Black Ink On White Wove Paper Mounted On Cardboard
Dimensions:
Sheet: 922 x 650 mm (36 5/16 x 25 9/16 in.)
Department:
Object Type:
Country:
Continent:
North America
Provenance:

Provenance: [Kennedy Galleries, Inc., New York by 1968 (sold 12 October 1968 for $5000.00 plus 2% tax, see copy of bill of sale in file and label on back of mount with stock no. BS #2)]; Mr. and Mrs. John D. Rockefeller 3rd 1968-1979;
Copy of letter in AFGA files of request by Rudolf G. Wunderlich of Kennedy Galleries Inc. to Mr. Rockefeller , dated 22 October 1969, requesting that the drawing be included in a projected painting, drawing and print show that would travel to Japan. Note on the letter in ink refusing the loan request and signed B in a circle (i.e. Bertha Saunders of the Rockefeller offices): “No-AT OFFICE & CANNOT BE REPLACED”.;
FAMSF, M.H. de Young Memorial Museum (also Whitney Museum of American Art, New York City) :American Art: An Exhibition from the Collection of Mr. and Mrs. John D. Rockefeller 3rd, 1976. Exh. cat. by E.P. Richardson.cat. no. 102, p. 234, repr. p. 235;
FAMSF, M.H. de Young Memorial Museum: The Rockefeller Collection of American Art at The Fine Arts Museums of San Francisco, 1994, exh. cat. by Marc Simpson and Patricia Junker, cat. no. 138, p. 307, repr. p. 308;

Accession Number:
1979.7.91
Acquisition Date:
1979-04-05
Credit Line:

Gift of Mr. and Mrs. John D. Rockefeller 3rd

Exhibition History:

FAMSF, M.H. de Young Memorial Museum (also Whitney Museum of American Art, New York City) :American Art: An Exhibition from the Collection of Mr. and Mrs. John D. Rockefeller 3rd, 1976. Exh. cat. by E.P. Richardson.cat. no. 102, p. 234, repr. p. 235;
FAMSF, M.H. de Young Memorial Museum: The Rockefeller Collection of American Art at The Fine Arts Museums of San Francisco, 25 June - 13 Nov 1994, exh. cat. by Marc Simpson and Patricia Junker, cat. no. 138, p. 307, repr. p. 308; CPLH, Selected Acquisitions, 1977-1979, Dec 3, 1979 - Feb 10, 1980.
de Young, Novelty and Nostalgia: American Drawings from the Rockefeller Collection, - 23 April 2006.
Kennedy Gqlleries, Ben Shahn, Nov 5-29, 1969
The Jewish Museum, NY, Oct 20, 1976 - Jan 2, 1977, Ben Shahn: A Retrospective 1898-1969, Kenneth W. Prescott, #147

Copyright:

Art © Estate of Ben Shahn/Licensed by VAGA, New York, NY

full length study of Mahatma Gandhi , seated on the ground, legs folded in characteristic pose