Portrait of Deems Taylor (1885-1966)
Graphite on paper
Overall: 7 7/8 x 5 1/2 in. ( 20 x 14 cm )
signature: lower left: "WHWalker" inscription and date: lower right: "Oh, Bill! Not Really? / Deems Taylor / Feb. 17, 1931 / Dutch Treat Club" inscription: upper right: "DEEMS TAYLOR"
Signed at lower left in graphite: "WHWalker"; at lower right: "Dutch Treat club"; at upper right: "DEEMS TAYLOR."; signed by sitter in graphite at lower right: "Oh, Bill! Not Really? / Deems Taylor / Feb. 17, 1931"
The subject, born Joseph Taylor, was a composer and music critic. From the 1920s to the 1940s he was the regular host of Metropolitan Opera and New York Philharmonic radio broadcasts.
Gift of the Family of William Henry Walker
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