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Dr. George David Birkhoff (1884-1944)

Object Number: 
1947.185
Date: 
c. 1940-45
Medium: 
Crayon, graphite, and touches of white tempera on paper
Dimensions: 
Overall: 22 3/8 x 18 3/8 in. ( 56.8 x 46.7 cm )
Marks: 
signature: lower right: "Enit Kaufman"
Inscriptions: 
Signed at lower right in graphite: "Enit Kaufman"
Description: 
Portrait
Gallery Label: 
The subject of this painting was a professor of mathematics at Harvard University and one of the leading mathematicians in the U.S. in the first half of the twentieth century.
Credit Line: 
Gift of Enit Kaufman
Provenance: 
Enit Kaufman and Dorothy Canfield Fisher, American Portraits (New York: Henry Holt and Company, 1946)
Due to ongoing research, information about this object is subject to change.
Creative: Tronvig Group