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Said the Walrus to the Carpenter, It Would Be Very Nice

Lenore Tawney

Contemporary Art

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MEDIUM Collage and wash on paper
DATES June 1985
DIMENSIONS 12 × 8 3/4 in. (30.5 × 22.2 cm) frame: 15 1/4 × 15 × 3 1/4 in. (38.7 × 38.1 × 8.3 cm)  (show scale)
SIGNATURE Signed in lower right in ink: "LT June 1985"
INSCRIPTIONS Inscribed in lower left: "Said the Walrus"; left center in ink: "much theroff as will lay upp..."
COLLECTIONS Contemporary Art
CREDIT LINE Anonymous gift
MUSEUM LOCATION This item is not on view
CAPTION Lenore Tawney (American, 1907–2007). Said the Walrus to the Carpenter, It Would Be Very Nice, June 1985. Collage and wash on paper, 12 × 8 3/4 in. (30.5 × 22.2 cm). Brooklyn Museum, Anonymous gift, 87.205.7. © artist or artist's estate (Photo: Brooklyn Museum, 87.205.7_PS4.jpg)
IMAGE overall, 87.205.7_PS4.jpg. Brooklyn Museum photograph, 2014
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RIGHTS STATEMENT © Lenore G. Tawney Foundation
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