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Two Cows in the Farmyard

William Sommer

American Art

MEDIUM Recto: watercolor with ink and graphite on medium weight, smooth, wove paper Verso: relief, line block print with black and green printing ink
DATES late 1930s
DIMENSIONS 11 7/16 x 16 13/16 in. (29.1 x 42.7 cm) Frame: 17 15/16 x 23 15/16 x 1 1/2 in. (45.6 x 60.8 x 3.8 cm)  (show scale)
INSCRIPTIONS Inscriptions on verso: in graphite "1989.4.1-9" and "SOMMERS" Printed as part of line block image on verso: "F STUCK," "CARDS AND VIGNETTES. KARTEN UND VIGNETTEN. CARTES ET VIGNETTES," "45," "Depose. Registered.," "Verlag von Gerlach & Schenk, Wien"
MUSEUM LOCATION This item is not on view
CREDIT LINE Gift of William and Bette-Ann Spielman
RIGHTS STATEMENT © artist or artist's estate
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CAPTION William Sommer (American, 1867-1949). Two Cows in the Farmyard, late 1930s. Recto: watercolor with ink and graphite on medium weight, smooth, wove paper Verso: relief, line block print with black and green printing ink, 11 7/16 x 16 13/16 in. (29.1 x 42.7 cm). Brooklyn Museum, Gift of William and Bette-Ann Spielman, 1989.4.6. © artist or artist's estate (Photo: Brooklyn Museum, 1989.4.6_PS2.jpg)
IMAGE overall, 1989.4.6_PS2.jpg. Brooklyn Museum photograph, 2005
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