Standing Male Nude

Object Number: 
1935.85.2.282
Date: 
May 10, 1877
Medium: 
1935.85.2.282A: Graphite on yellow-beige paper 1935.85.2.282B: Graphite on ivory paper.
Dimensions: 
Sheet (1935.85.2.282A): 5 7/8 x 3 13/16 in. (14.9 x 9.7 cm) Sheet (1935.85.2.282B): 4 3/4 x 3 13/16 in. (12.1 x 9.7 cm)
Inscriptions: 
1935.85.2.282A: Inscribed in graphite at center right: "10 Mai 77"; at lower right: "CB" 1935.85.2.282B: Inscribed on entire sheet, beginning top left: "Grand Representation / for the [b...?] of the / [Albini?] Album fund / secure your seats in advance / Dunsmore!!! / will appear by special request as / Hamlet!!! / Prince of Denmark / Boland in his favorite red hot rolls / Bloomer in his side splitting Chinese song / Beard in his renowned comic specialties / Brush in his unquenchable violin solos / Fowler / in his very much more than most awfully delicious / Italian songs / The Piano to be skillfully [intuned?] by J Seargent[sic] / with many minor attractions of which may be / mentioned the fact that J Carroll Beckwith / has kindly consented to lend his presence. / Under the supervision of S. A. Douglas Volk / It is rumored that [M O Nearce?] of / Limmerick will be present / To be held at Chateau Dunsmore. / Admission 1[?] doors open at 7 1/2 Sat Feb 24"; at lower right: "Chicago / 53 N-D des [chp?]
Description: 
Drawing from a bound album of 308 tipped in works by Beckwith. 1935.85.2.282A: Sketch of a standing male nude 1935.85.2.282B, Recto: Advertisement for a performance by artists at "Chateau Dunsmore"; Verso: Sketch of four figures: Two young women flanking an old man with a statue or female mythological figure standing behind them.
Credit Line: 
Gift of the National Academy of Design
Due to ongoing research, information about this object is subject to change.
Creative: Tronvig Group