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Portrait of Sinclair Lewis (1885-1951) with Fragment of Musical Score

Object Number: 
1990.1.70
Date: 
1929
Medium: 
Graphite on paper with printed verso
Dimensions: 
Overall: 6 1/2 x 4 3/8 in. ( 16.5 x 11.1 cm )
Marks: 
signature: lower right: "W.H.W." date: lower left: "Jan 1929" inscription: lower center: "O.K. Sinclair / Lewis"
Inscriptions: 
Signed and inscribed at lower right in graphite: "W.H.W. / Jan 1929"; signed by sitter at lower center: "O. K. Sinclair / Lewis"
Description: 
Portrait
Gallery Label: 
The first American to win a Nobel Prize for literature, Lewis attended Yale and began writing for the Saturday Evening Post. His first significant novel was "Main Street," which appeared in 1920. It was followed by "Babbitt" in 1922 and "Elmer Gantry" in 1927.
Credit Line: 
Gift of the Family of William Henry Walker
Due to ongoing research, information about this object is subject to change.
Creative: Tronvig Group