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Four Studies of a Skull

Object Number: 
1945.604
Date: 
1885
Medium: 
Black ink on paper
Dimensions: 
Overall: 10 1/2 x 8 1/8 in. ( 26.7 x 20.6 cm ) mat: 18 x 14 in. ( 45.7 x 35.6 cm )
Marks: 
inscription: lower center, ink: "Pen and Ink/Sketch by/Robt E. Launitz/Sculpt/Presented to Dr. Wm. G. Mortimer. by Geo. T. Mortimer/Sept.20, 1885"
Inscriptions: 
Inscribed at lower center in brown ink: "Pen and Ink / Sketch by / Robert. E. Launitz / sculptr. / presented to Dr Wm. G. Mortimer, by Geo T. Mortimer / Sept. 20, 1885"
Gallery Label: 
George I. Mortimer, grandfather of the donor, was apprenticed to the sculptor Robert F. Launitz and, according to the family, worked with Launitz on scupltured lions for the later Sub-Treasury Building on Wall Street, New York City.
Credit Line: 
Gift of Mrs. Helen Adams
Due to ongoing research, information about this object is subject to change.
Creative: Tronvig Group